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Protective Clothing: Procurement

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 125389, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of money it has (a) already spent and (b) will spend in total, on defending legal challenges from the Good Law Project regarding the use of the high priority lane for personal protective equipment contracts.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

28 March 2022

To date, the Department has spent approximately £2.12 million excluding VAT in direct costs. Following the court’s dismissal of the claim, the claimant was order to pay £250,000 inclusive of VAT towards the Department’s costs.

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