Covid-19 Tests: Supply

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 18th January 2022.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

First, I think the hon. Gentleman accused me of doing something inappropriate, and I think that that is not appropriate, unless he has something else to say or some evidence, but it is true to form for the Labour Front Bench, which just constantly makes things up to make false points. When it comes to testing, as he has just heard me say, we have purchased 1.7 billion lateral flow tests since the start of the pandemic. Wherever possible, whether it is PCR testing or lateral flow testing, whenever tests are approved by our independent regulator, we buy British.