Gavi: Covid-19 - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:35 pm on 18th May 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Green 2:35 pm, 18th May 2020

I note that, as well as giving money to Gavi, the Government are also funding UK-based efforts such as that at the University of Oxford. Given the multiplier advantages of combining funds with others—the fact that there is no way of knowing which of the hundreds of vaccine efforts around the world will be successful and that no one is safe until all are safe—how are the Government deciding the division of funds between national efforts and international efforts such as Gavi?