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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 94364, tabled on 16 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2021 to Question 89571, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of intervening in the sale of VMIC on the grounds of maintaining the UK’s national capability to tackle public health emergencies.

Answered on

6 January 2022

VMIC is a private company. Mergers and acquisitions of private companies are primarily commercial matters for the parties concerned and the Government does not comment on the details of individual transactions. We remain strongly committed to support UK leadership in vaccines.