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No get-out clause in swine flu contract

2nd July 2010

The contracts negotiated by the UK government for a swine flu vaccine should have had get-out clauses to protect taxpayers' money, according to an independent review led by former chief medical officer for Wales Dame Deirdre Hine.

But while it said that lessons that should be learned and that some of the communications about the pandemic were confusing, the inquiry praised the overall approach and said the spending of £1.2bn on preparing and responding to the swine flu crisis was justified.


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