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Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 56359, tabled on 15 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Health and Social Care, whether the Government undertook a modern slavery impact assessment before procuring PPE overseas in the context of evidence of modern slavery in PPE supply chains in Malaysia and China.

Answered on

22 October 2021

The Government uses standard contracts, which include clauses on modern slavery. Labour standards are a part of the NHS Supply Chain Coordination Limited framework suppliers contract award process.