Health: Reciprocal Agreements

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Lord Wallace of Tankerness Lord Wallace of Tankerness Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the net surplus or deficit experienced by the National Health Service in the financial years 2007-08 and 2008-09 arising out of the reciprocal health agreements between the United Kingdom and (a) the Isle of Man, (b) Jersey, (c) Guernsey, (d) Azerbaijan, (e) Georgia, (f) Ukraine, (g) Moldova, and (h) Serbia.

Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Government Whip, Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The net deficit, based on the financial allocation provided under the bilateral healthcare agreement with the Isle of Man for 2007-08 and 2008-09 was £2.65 million and £2.8 million respectively. Over the same period, the net deficit, based on the financial allocation provided under the bilateral healthcare agreement with the Channel Islands was £4.332 million and £6,390,672.

The agreements with Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova and Serbia do not involve financial transactions.

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