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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 700: debated on Thursday 16 September 2021

Ministerial Correction

Thursday 16 September 2021

Health and Social Care

Covid-19 Update

The following is an extract from the statement on 14 September 2021.

There are commercial reasons why we have cancelled the contract, but I can tell her that it was also clear to us that the vaccine in question that the company was developing would not get approval by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency here in the UK, and obviously she is not recommending that we administer vaccines that do not get approval.

[Official Report, 14 September 2021, Vol. 700, c. 820.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the right hon. Member for Bromsgrove (Sajid Javid).

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Livingston (Hannah Bardell).

The correct response should have been:

There are commercial reasons why we have cancelled the contract, but I can tell her that it was also clear to us that the vaccine in question that the company was developing has not yet gained approval by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency here in the UK, and may not, and obviously she is not recommending that we administer vaccines that do not get approval.