To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the proposed visit on 25 March 2020 by the Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care to the Runcorn Regional NHS Distribution Centre was cancelled.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
5 August 2020
I visited Rugby National Distribution centre, run by NHS Supply Chain, on 25 March 2020. Rugby was finalised as the location for the visit, as it was better placed than the Runcorn Regional NHS Distribution Centre to accommodate visitors given the significant volumes of personal protective equipment items products being ordered by the National Health Service at that time.