Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate funding to the testing of filtration systems to tackle and protect against the coronavirus.

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

We are investing £40 million in vaccine research, are working with international efforts on therapeutics, as well as the immediate launch of a capital facility to support any urgent works the National Health Service needs for the coronavirus response, such as the creation of further isolation areas and other necessary facilities. The United Kingdom will escalate efforts to fund ground-breaking research into vaccines, diagnostics and cures to fight against the threat of future virus.

We have no current plans to allocate funding to the testing of filtration systems.

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