Technology (Savings)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 26 February 2013.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Energy) 11:30, 26 February 2013

The Secretary of State will be aware that the general practice extraction service contract has recently been awarded to French IT firm Atos Healthcare. Given the concerns expressed by the Public Accounts Committee and the National Audit Office about the way in which Atos has performed in respect of other contracts let by the Government, what has the Secretary of State got in mind to ensure that there are safeguards for patient data under the general practice extraction service contract?