Contact Tracing: Computer Software:Written question - 61736

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Asked by Owen Thompson
(Midlothian)
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Asked on: 19 June 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Contact Tracing: Computer Software
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what was the cost to the public purse of the development of the original centralised covid-19 contact-tracing app.
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Answered by: Ms Nadine Dorries
Answered on: 02 July 2020
Holding answer received on 24 June 2020

To date, the cost of developing the National Health Service COVID-19 app is £10.8 million. Our investment in the Isle of Wight phase has provided us with valuable information that we can combine with Google and Apple’s technology in a new solution to support the entire NHS Test and Trace service in a product that is right for the British public.

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