Covid-19: Lateral Flow Tests - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:28 am on 10 February 2022.

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Photo of Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Lord Foulkes of Cumnock Labour 11:28, 10 February 2022

My Lords, I wish the Minister a speedy recovery. He has been working late hours and deserves our total sympathy. I wonder, however, whether he could give us some indication of how much was wasted in preferential procurement of this kind of equipment. How much has all the equipment that is now out of date and has to be destroyed cost? I do not blame him for any of it, because he has relatively recently become a Minister, but will we have some kind of inquiry into preferential procurement and the wastage of all this equipment?