Radioisotopes: Imports

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Golding Baroness Golding Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made to secure trade agreements to ensure the security of supply of medical radioisotopes following Brexit.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The United Kingdom already has robust, domestic regimes in place for the safety, security, transport, use and disposal of nuclear and radioactive materials – including medical radioisotopes – throughout their lifecycle. These regimes will remain in place when Euratom arrangements no longer apply in the UK, ensuring we exit with certainty, clarity and control.

The Government is continuing to prepare for all European Union exit scenarios and is confident that we will be able to continue to provide a seamless supply of medicines, including medical radioisotopes, to National Health Service patients from the moment we leave the EU.

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