NHS Test and Trace: Databases

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd April 2021.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to close the NHS Test and Trace database system once the covid-19 outbreak in the UK has ended.

Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using the information held in the NHS Test and Trace database system for other purposes.

Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to close the NHS Test and Trace database system once the covid-19 pandemic has ended.

Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to use a development of the NHS Test and Trace database system to improve public services beyond what is necessary to tackle the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been ringfenced for developing (a) the NHS Test and Trace and (b) other database systems.

Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential for the NHS Test and Trace database system to have wider uses beyond its current application.

Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has allocated any financial or other resources from his Department's budget to investigate potential future uses by his Department of the NHS Test and Trace database system.

Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to use the NHS Test and Trace database system.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No assessment or decisions have yet been made on the use of NHS Test and Trace data systems for other purposes beyond those related to COVID-19. Any work to assess potential future uses of these data systems would be met from within the financial resources already allocated to NHS Test and Trace for the 2021/22 financial year.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes3 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.