To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential economic effect of making vaccine manufacturing one of the National Security and Investment Bill's 17 key sectors.
6 January 2022
The Government consulted on the 17 areas of the economy in which certain acquisitions will be subject to mandatory notification under the National Security and Investment Act 2021. These are specified in the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (Notifiable Acquisition) (Specification of Qualifying Entities) Regulations 2021. Vaccine manufacturing does not feature as an area in its own right but some of the activities involved in vaccine manufacturing are addressed.