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Coronavirus: Laboratories

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 91165, tabled on 16 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to use (a) universities, (b) businesses and (c) other private laboratories to increase covid-19 testing and lab capacity; and whether he has fast-tracked private medical laboratory accreditation for that purpose.

This is a holding answer. It may be superseded/updated at a future date.

Answered on

21 September 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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