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Protective Clothing: Storage

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 151312, tabled on 23 February 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many units of personal protective equipment purchased by the Government are in storage in warehouses in China; and what the cost to the public purse is of that storage on average in January 2023.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 March 2023

As of 31 January 2023, there were 118,000,000 items of personal protective equipment stored in China. The average cost of storage was £30,000 a day for the month of January 2023.

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