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Question ref. S6W-05851
Asked by: Katy Clark, West Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 24 January 2022


To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of how many items of PPE in the Scottish Government's national stockpile cannot be used by health workers because the items have passed their expiry date.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 16 February 2022


The following items were in the national stockpile, but have now been removed due to their expired shelf life:

  • FFP3 masks (individual masks) – 509,890
  • Hand sanitiser (litres) - 87,912

It is important to note that all of the listed FFP3 masks are from the original pre Covid-19 pandemic stockpile. Healthcare staff who were fitted to these have been migrated to the improved versions of the masks. Additionally, all of the listed masks will be used as part of a new re-cycling programme being undertaken by a Scottish company . Of the hand sanitiser listed, 21,000 litres will be re-worked as part of a recycling program involving a Scottish third sector supplier.