CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE* – INEFFECTIVE USE OF SWAB TESTS [49569] – 20 May 2020

Dr Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate the Government has made of the level of risk of incorrect negative covid-19 test results due to ineffective application of swabs to the (a) throat and (b) nose; and what steps the Government is taking to reduce that risk.  [49569]

[Due for Answer on 2 June.] 

HOLDING ANSWER [NADINE DORRIES]: The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.