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Health and Social Care

Volume 720: debated on Thursday 13 October 2022

Procurement of Evusheld

The following are extracts from the Westminster Hall debate on the Procurement of Evusheld on 12 October 2022.

The evidence has now been published and is available on gov.uk; any emerging evidence will continue to be kept under review. That includes the Crick data that the hon. Member for St Albans mentioned, which was published in May and in August and is now being reviewed by RAPID C-19, and also the Lancet study that she referenced, which was published on 6 October, relatively recently.

[Official Report, 12 October 2022, Vol. 720, c. 107WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Care, the right hon. Member for Newark (Robert Jenrick):

An error has been identified in my response to the debate.

The correct information should have been:

The evidence has now been published and is available on gov.uk; any emerging evidence will continue to be kept under review. That includes the Crick data that the hon. Member for St Albans mentioned, which was published in October and is now being reviewed by RAPID C-19, and also the Lancet study that she referenced, which was published on 6 October, relatively recently.

I am holding a meeting for Members of this House with our expert advisers tomorrow at 11 am. It will give Members the opportunity to ask our experts, including those who have been part of RAPID C-19, any questions and seek further assurances.

[Official Report, 12 October 2022, Vol. 720, c. 109WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Care:

A further error has been identified in my response to the debate.

The correct information should have been:

I am holding a meeting for Members of this House with our expert advisers next Thursday, 20 October, at 11 am. It will give Members the opportunity to ask our experts, including those who have been part of RAPID C-19, any questions and seek further assurances.