Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Contact Tracing

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th April 2021.

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Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to use the NHS Test and Trace database system.

Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on using the NHS Test and Trace database system.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State

No such discussions have taken place. No assessment has yet been made, nor any decisions made, on whether to use the data systems used by NHS Test and Trace 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.

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