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Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doses of the antiviral drug Tamiflu have been bought by each Government Department for use by its staff in the event of an influenza pandemic. (167328)

Government Departments with a significant overseas presence, such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development, have bought Tamiflu for its members of staff and their dependents overseas. Approximately 48,000 treatment courses are available for use in the event of a pandemic. However, no Home Civil Service Departments have bought Tamiflu for the use of their staff.