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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 285347, tabled on 2 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to maintain medical and drug supplies to the UK in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Answered on

9 September 2019

As part of a responsible Government, the Department is doing everything appropriate to prepare for European Union exit. We want to reassure patients that our plans should ensure the supply of medicines and medical products remains uninterrupted when we leave the EU on 31 October.

The Department is implementing a multi-layered approach, which consists of stockpiling where possible, securing freight capacity, changing or clarifying regulatory requirements, procuring additional warehousing, working closely with industry to improve trader readiness and putting in place the National Supply Disruption Response to manage potential shortages.

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