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Joint Biosecurity Centre

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 49644, tabled on 20 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the annual budget for the new Joint Biosecurity Centre will be; from which departmental budget or budgets the resources will be provided from; what principles of transparency that centre will operate under; what (a) information and (b) analysis that centre will publish; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

8 June 2020

As the Prime Minister said in his statement on Sunday 10 May, we are currently establishing a new COVID-19 Alert System run by a new Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), which will be established swiftly over the coming days. The details of the system and the JBC are still being finalised and we will have further details on this in due course.