Chris Chope enquires of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care about the application for approval regarding the Covid-19 Lateral Flow Test:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS National Screening Committee received any application for approval for the use of lateral flow tests for covid-19 from (a) the Government and (b) any other body; and for what reason the response to Question 124655 tabled on 3 December 2020 on that matter was not provided until 23 February 2021.
As an independent expert scientific committee, the UK NSC may have received applications for screening assessments from third parties
We are working rapidly to provide all hon. Members with accurate answers to their questions, as well as supporting the Government’s response to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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