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Hygiene: Products

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 31578, tabled on 18 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) pharmacists, (b) suppliers and (c) other outlets do not profiteer from the price of hand sanitisers.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

25 March 2020

On 5 March, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) issued a public statement to reassure businesses and consumers that it is monitoring retail practices during the Coronavirus outbreak. If required, the CMA will take direct enforcement action or advise the Government to take additional measures.

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