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Global South: Lords debates shortage of COVID-19 vaccines

10 September 2021

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On Thursday 9 September, members of the House of Lords debated the shortage of, and obstacles to, the manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations in the Global South, and the consequent implications for global public health.


Lord Boateng (Labour), former High Commissioner to South Africa and former Health Minister, put forward the debate.

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.

Members speaking

Members speaking included:

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, government spokesperson, responded on behalf of the government.

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Find out about all the issues members discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read the transcript in Lords Hansard.

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Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the Lords Libary briefing.

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