Responding to an internal pharma industry memo obtained by BBC, suggesting that No Deal Brexit stockpiles “significantly reduced and/or used up entirely” by the Coronavirus pandemic, Layla Moran MP has called for the Government to stop "putting ideology ahead of public health and extend the transition period."
Lib Dem MP Layla Moran said:
"Just last week, we heard that a No Deal Brexit could limit our access to medicine during a second wave of Coronavirus. This industry memo now exposes how serious the shortage will be, with our stockpiles either significantly reduced or non-existent.
"People's lives and health come first, and we therefore cannot risk a No Deal Brexit that would limit access to medication. The Government needs to stop putting ideology ahead of public health and extend the transition period.
"The Government also needs to be more honest and transparent with people about these risks, and regularly publish figures on national stockpiles of vital drugs and medicines."