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Body Bags: South West

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 286872, tabled on 4 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether body bags are being stockpiled in the south west of England as part of the preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Answered on

9 September 2019

The Department, as part of its overall, multi-layered continuity of supply programme, is building a Centralised Stock Build of medical devices and clinical consumables that have a European Union/European Economic Area touchpoint in their supply chains. This stock build is being led and managed by NHS Supply Chain (Supply Chain Coordination Limited).

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Department of Health and Social Care
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