Protective Clothing: China

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20 June 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, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May to Question 184825on Protective Clothing: China, how many items of personal protective equipment held in China were (a) donated, (b) recycled and (c) sold between January 2020 and September 2022.

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

Between January 2020 and September 2022, the total number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items held in China that were donated was approximately 57.15 million. No PPE items held in China were recycled or sold.

The majority of stock held in China were in categories of PPE for which the Department has sufficient stock in the UK to meet remaining demand and the items were therefore surplus to requirements.

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