MPs dispute Conservative 'health tourism' figures

Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert said figures showed the amount left uncollected by the NHS from the treatment of overseas patients was under £7m a year:

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I pointed out that Gov't figures show less than £7m uncollected from O/S NHS patients - see http://t.co/wsbl7MmOzC - PFI costs far more #fb

Labour's Kevan Jones suggested Jeremy Hunt's £200m figure was "simply made up."

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Health secretary in commons admits does not know how many Immigrants are using health service Cost of £200 m simply made up.

Shadow Immigration Minister Chris Bryant suggested a doctors' code of ethics would prevent the denial of treatment to overseas patients:

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So if it's up to clinicians to decide whether to treat someone who might not be entitled won't the hippocratic oath come into play.

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