Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

My constituent Rachel wrote to me saying:

“My husband can’t live day to day without insulin. He’s trying to build up a supply by putting in prescriptions early, but there are limits to how much he can order and keep and we have no idea how bad this could get. I’m also worrying about my son, who has serious food intolerances. I lie awake at night worrying about it.”

As the Minister knows, 99.5% of insulin used in the UK is made in the EU, and that is the tip of the medicinal iceberg. The Home Secretary, the Foreign Secretary and the Leader of the House all say that we need extra time. When will the Government allow our constituents to sleep at night and announce a delay to article 50?