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Protective Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 61533, tabled on 18 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken through monitoring to ensure that personal protective equipment used in the NHS and social care sector is not manufactured in conditions that breach human rights.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

13 July 2020

The Government has a robust triage process which ensures that we discard orders that do not meet technical assurance standards, commercial due diligence and checks for risk and fraud.

The Government ensures that the modern slavery clause is in our personal protective equipment contracts and we undertake factory inspections to ensure compliance.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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