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Department of Health and Social Care: BGI Group

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 4648, tabled on 18 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 28 October 2021 to Question 62745 on Department of Health and Social Care: BGI Group and the contract award National Microbiology Framework - Lot 1: Diagnostic Goods and Services, published by the UK Health Security Agency (HSA), whether his Department has a direct working relationship, including on contractual or commercial terms, with the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) or any of its subsidiaries; and whether his Department has made an assessment of any potential security implications of the relationship between the HSA and the BGI for his Department.

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 It may be superseded/updated at a future date.

Answered on

23 May 2022

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.

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