Britain says it has set the record straight on EU vaccine ban suggestion

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Britain's PM Johnson outside Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain set the record straight with the European Union over suggestions that London banned the export of COVID vaccines at a meeting with the bloc's representative and in parliament, a spokesman for Prime Minister Johnson said on Wednesday.

"The prime minister has addressed it directly ... the foreign secretary has spoken to the EU delegation representative, so we have made the point and set the record straight," the spokesman told reporters.

Asked how many vaccine doses Britain had exported, he said: "The movement of vaccines and their components into and out of the UK is driven by contractual obligations that vaccine suppliers have to their customers."

He declined to comment on supplies or contractual arrangements.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Sarah Young)