Drugs: Refrigerators

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2019 to Question 205247 on Drugs: refrigerators, what proportion of the (a) ambient storage pallets, (b) refrigerated storage pallets and (c) controlled drug storage pallets purchased as part of the Department's contingency planning in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal were manufactured in the UK.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department’s contingency planning is to ask industry to stockpile an additional six weeks’ supply of prescription-only and pharmacy medicines which come to the United Kingdom from or via the European Union/European Economic Area, over and above usual buffer stocks. No medicines or pallets have been purchased as part of the contingency planning.

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