Protective Clothing: Storage

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd March 2023.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many units of personal protective equipment purchased by the Government are in storage in warehouses in China; and what the cost to the public purse is of that storage on average in January 2023.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

As of 31 January 2023, there were 118,000,000 items of personal protective equipment stored in China. The average cost of storage was £30,000 a day for the month of January 2023.

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