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Fishing Catches: Computer Software

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2020 to Question 18901 on fishing catches, which Minister was responsible for the live assessment stage of the catch reporting app; and when the live assessment by the Government Digital Service was conducted.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The then Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, the Rt Hon Robert Goodwill MP, approved the live assessment stage of the catch recording app in May 2019. The live assessment was conducted by the Government Digital Service (GDS) in July 2019.

The assessment undertaken by the GDS and subject to the beta assessment report published on 6 August 2019 did not assess live testing of the application.

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