Health Services: Immigrants:Written question - 5454

Q
(Bristol West)
Asked on: 25 October 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Health Services: Immigrants
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people paying the immigration healthcare surcharge required healthcare in the 2018-19 financial year; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of that healthcare.
A
Answered by: Edward Argar
Answered on: 30 October 2019

This information is not collected by the Department.

In July 2018, the Government published an impact assessment. The impact assessment is available at the following link:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2018/126/pdfs/ukia_20180126_en.pdf

On the immigration health surcharge which included an estimation that the average cost of a surcharge payer to the National Health Service was approximately £480.

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