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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th June 2018.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he or a Minister of his Department has (a) met and (b) plans to meet representatives of Vertex Pharmaceuticals; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Lord O’Shaughnessy) met with representatives from Vertex in October 2017.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and I wrote to Vertex in April following a Westminster Hall debate, to encourage the company to work with NHS England on a proposal that represents value to the National Health Service and the taxpayer.

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