Coronavirus: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's policy is on publishing the terms of bilateral agreements with (a) AstraZeneca and (b) other pharmaceutical companies for the development of covid-19 vaccines.

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

Holding answer received on 16 July 2020

The United Kingdom Government is committed to transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account, including commitments relating to public procurement. Central Government buyers publish all contract information on Contracts Finder where the value of the contract is over £10,000. This will include contracts in relation to COVID-19 vaccines. The Contracts Finder is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder

There are measures in places to identify, assess and protect information that is sensitive and should therefore be redacted (removed and not published). We will use the exemptions set out by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as the criteria for assessing what information should be redacted.

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