Department of Health and Social Care: Protective Clothing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th July 2020.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value was of his Department’s stockpile of personal protective equipment in each year since 2010.

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

Holding answer received on 07 July 2020

The management of the pandemic influenza preparedness stockpile was transferred from the Department to Public Health England (PHE) when it was formed on 1 April 2013.

The value of the personal protective equipment stockpile held with PHE in preparedness for an influenza pandemic has been approximately £80 million in each financial year since April 2013.

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