Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries:Written question - 57204

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Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
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Asked on: 09 June 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to support long-term domestic vaccine manufacturing capability.
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Answered by: Amanda Solloway
Answered on: 15 June 2020

Long-term domestic vaccine manufacturing capability is being considered jointly with the Department of Health and Social Care and Government is working closely with the Bioindustry Association (BIA) to ensure that the UK has the manufacturing capabilities to produce new vaccines at the levels required.

In addition, Government has recently announced £93 million investment to accelerate the launch of the UK’s new Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre; a facility that will utilise innovative processes to manufacture vaccines at scale.

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