International Health Regulations

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at on 11 July 2023.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

Will the Minister assure me that the proposed changes to the International Health Regulations being negotiated will not give new rule-making powers, such as those tabled by Bangladesh, to the WHO director general to make binding directions on matters including border closures, quarantining and vaccine passports? Even the WHO’s own expert review committee has raised concerns over such significant increases in power.