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Swine Flu

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on preparations for a possible swine influenza pandemic in the last three years. (310839)

The spend to date on pandemic influenza preparedness (not swine flu specific) is about £500 million. Additional spend committed around the time of the start of the swine flu pandemic takes the amount to over £1 billion. We are not able to break down this number due to confidentiality clauses in our contracts with the various manufacturers.