Ebola: Sierra Leone

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Hayman Baroness Hayman Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Verma on 19 October (HL Deb, col 438), whether they will publish a risk assessment on the threat to "the safety of the British public" which would be posed by the resumption of direct flights from the United Kingdom to Sierra Leone.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

Public Health England’s latest published risk assessment to the United Kingdom population posed by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was on 24 June 2015 and is attached. The Government continually assesses the risk and any proposals to resume direct flights will be considered by the Government in the context of these assessments.

Ebola Risk Assesment (PDF Document, 178.84 KB)

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