Coronavirus: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th September 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of using overseas testing capacity to meet (a) short, (b) medium and (c) long term demand; and how many covid-19 test have been sent overseas for processing in each month since March 20202.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

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