Maternity Tourism

Claim made by: Prime Minister Theresa May, Former Surgeon Meirion Thomas,
Location: The Independent, BBC Radio 4 and other national news outlets
Spotted on: 2016-11-22

There is a 'big problem' with 'maternity tourism' in the UK. I have seen a few articles suggesting passports be asked for at scans (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-passport-checks-pregnant-women-hospitals-approval-maternity-tourism-a7357521.html) and this morning on BBC Radio4's 'Today' programme a surgeon was making the claim again. I would like evidence of the numbers of women giving birth in this country without a 'valid claim' to NHS resources. How much that costs us. How passports would improve the situation and how much these savings might be as a percentage of NHS expenditure.

Update 2016-11-22

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