Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Department of Health on UK-wide access to Orkambi.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Wales and Northern Ireland have stood alongside NHS England throughout these extended discussions. We have therefore inserted into the legal agreement that NHS England has negotiated, a requirement that the company must make equivalent terms available to the National Health Service in Wales and Northern Ireland, should those jurisdictions wish to benefit from them.

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