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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 659: debated on Tuesday 7 May 2019

Ministerial Correction

Tuesday 7 May 2019

International Development

World Immunisation Week

The following is an extract from the debate on World Immunisation Week on Thursday 2 May 2019.

We have worked out how to use the fact that Britain is the global leader in Gavi. Britain puts in 25% of the funds for this extraordinary global programme of vaccination. The second biggest contributor is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the third biggest is the Government of the United States.

[Official Report, 2 May 2019, Vol. 659, c. 387.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for International Development:

An error has been identified in my speech during the debate.

The correct information should have been:

We have worked out how to use the fact that Britain is the global leader in Gavi. Britain puts in 25% of the funds for this extraordinary global programme of vaccination. The second biggest contributor is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the third biggest is the Government of Norway, and the United States is fourth.