Exercise Cygnus

Treasury written question – answered on 9th July 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's role was in Exercise Cygnus in October 2016.

Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what learning were shared with his Department after Exercise Cygnus in October 2016.

Photo of John Glen John Glen Minister of State (Treasury) (City), The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

HM Treasury participated in Exercise Cygnus in 2016. The aim of Exercise Cygnus was to assess the UK’s preparedness and response to a pandemic influenza that was close to the UK’s worst-case planning scenarios. The Government accepted all the recommendations from Exercise Cygnus. The lessons identified from the exercise have been incorporated into an on-going programme of work on the Government’s pandemic flu response plans.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.