This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Stockpiling medicines in a no-deal Brexit'.


 
 
 
 
 
 
Freedom of Information 
xxx@xxxxx.xxx.xx 
Team 
www.gov.uk 
Correspondence Unit 
 
9 Downing Street 
SW1A 2AG 
 
 
Alexander Daniel 
Via: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
Our ref: DEX001375 
 
30 August 2018 
 
Dear Alexander Daniel​, 
 
I refer to your request, where you asked: 
 
 
1. Please make available any correspondence between DExEU and NHS (or 
NHS-affiliated bodies) relating to the stockpiling of medicines, medical equipment in 
the case of a no-deal exit from the European Union. 
 
2. Please make available the names of any medicines or medical equipment which 
might be stockpiled in the case of a no-deal exit from the European Union. 
 
Where possible, I would like information to be provided in excel or spreadsheet 
format, with the product name/generic medicine name and what it is used for. 
 
3. Please make available any correspondence between DExEU and food or 
agriculture industry bodies directly relating to the stockpiling of food in the case of a 
no-deal exit from the European Union. 
 
4. Please make available the names of any industry bodies or companies which have 
been contacted by DExEU, in direct relation to stockpiling food in the case of a 
no-deal exit from the European Union. 
 
I can confirm the information you have requested is not held by the Department for Exiting 
the European Union (DExEU).  
1-2) The Department of Health and Social Care has published information relating to ‘no 
deal’ Brexit scenario and the potential impact on the supply of medicines, and you may wish 
to contact them for further information. 
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dhsc-publishes-brexit-guidance-for-pharmaceutical-ind
ustry-and-suppliers-of-medical-devices 
3-4) ​The Government does not have any plans to stockpile food. The UK has a high degree 
 

 
of food security with access to a diverse range of sources of food supply, including domestic 
production. This will continue to be the case after we leave the EU. The Government is 
committed to securing the best deal for the food, fishery and farming sectors, whilst ensuring 
that consumers continue to have a wide range of choice of high quality food products at 
affordable prices. 
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact the FOI team. Please remember to 
quote the reference number above in any future communications. 
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request or wish to 
request an internal review, you should write to ​xxx@xxxxx.xxx.xx​ or: 
Freedom of Information Team (internal review) 
Department for Exiting the European Union 
9 Downing Street 
SW1A 2AG 
You should note that DExEU will not normally accept an application for internal review if it is 
received more than two months after the date that the reply was issued. 
If you are not content with the outcome of your internal review, you may apply directly to the 
Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Commissioner cannot make a 
decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by DExEU. The 
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 
The Information Commissioner’s Office 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
Yours sincerely, 
Freedom of Information Team, DExEU.