Body Bags: South West

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether body bags are being stockpiled in the south west of England as part of the preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department, as part of its overall, multi-layered continuity of supply programme, is building a Centralised Stock Build of medical devices and clinical consumables that have a European Union/European Economic Area touchpoint in their supply chains. This stock build is being led and managed by NHS Supply Chain (Supply Chain Coordination Limited).

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