The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence on reciprocal healthcare after Brexit from Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department of Health. The evidence session will cover the reciprocal healthcare implications of Brexit for UK citizens travelling, living and/or working in the rest of the EU, and for EU citizens travelling, living and/or working in the UK, in both the short and medium term. The Committee will also look into future models of cooperation on healthcare between the UK and EU.
Wednesday 29 November, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- Lord James O'Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary, Department of Health
- What are the important issues for you in the current, first phase of the negotiations, and what progress have you seen on these? How are you working with the Cabinet Office and DExEU to achieve your aims?
- After Brexit day will UK citizens currently resident in an EU Member State be likely to retain access to reciprocal healthcare arrangements should they move to another EU Member State after the UK’s withdrawal? And will EU citizens currently resident in the UK be likely to retain access to such arrangements should they visit an EU Member State on a temporary basis after that date?
- How does the Government intend to resolve disputes with the EU about reciprocal healthcare arrangements, both during a transition period and in the future? Will this be outlined in a Withdrawal Agreement? Will individuals have access to dispute settlement processes, or will this be a matter to be resolved inter-governmentally?
- Would pre-existing reciprocal healthcare arrangements with other countries simply ‘spring back to life’ once we leave the EU? Has your Department done any work on this?