Covid 19 – a nice little earner for the CCP. Having sold us PPE and face masks by the million the UK has bought more than 1 billion self-test and assisted lateral flow devices manufactured in China. No wonder the CCP’s economy is growing while the rest of the world is being driven into economic dependency and chronic debt. Government say its too “sensitive” to say what they have cost. After all it’s only tax payer’s money.

May 20, 2021 | Featured parliamentary activity

Covid 19 – a nice little earner for the CCP. Having sold us PPE and face masks by the million the UK has bought more than 1 billion self-test and assisted lateral flow devices manufactured in China. No wonder the CCP’s economy is growing while the rest of the world is being driven into economic dependency and chronic debt. Government say its too “sensitive” to say what they have cost. After all it’s only tax payer’s money.

Lord Bethell, the Department of Health and Social Care, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL132):

Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many COVID-19 test kits manufactured in China have been purchased for use in the UK; what those kits have cost; and what capacity there is in the UK for the production of such kits. (HL132)

Tabled on: 12 May 2021

Answer:
Lord Bethell:

As of 14 May 2021, more than 1 billion self-test and assisted lateral flow devices (LFDs) manufactured in China have been purchased for use in the United Kingdom. We are unable to provide the cost of these kits as this information is commercially sensitive. A gradual increase in the proportion of UK-produced self-test LFDs is anticipated by the summer.

Date and time of answer: 20 May 2021 at 15:15.

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