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Requisition capacity from the defence sector to produce medical equipment.

Submitted by Roy Wilkes on Thursday 9th April 2020

Published on Wednesday 15th April 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 15th October 2020

Signatures: 24

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Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Enable ~ Engineering ~ Jets ~ RISE ~ skills ~ Switch

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Requisition capacity from the defence sector to produce medical equipment.

Petition Details

During WW2 manufacturers retooled their production lines to assist the war effort. We need a similarly urgent and rapid response to the Coronavirus crisis in order to save lives. We don’t need any more fighter jets right now, we do urgently need ventilators!

Additional Information

The crisis is too severe to wait for manufacturers to voluntarily rise to the challenge. Requisitioning of capacity is needed with the utmost urgency to save lives. If hospitals don’t have enough of the right equipment people will be left to die, as they have been in some other countries. Arms manufacturers in particular have the engineering skills and the appropriate machinery, such as CNC machines, to enable them to switch production very quickly.


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