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Test and Trace 2


In March this year the Committee reported on the “unimaginable” cost of the UK Government’s test and trace programme, which had nonetheless “failed to deliver on the central promise of averting another lockdown” that was used, in part, to “justify the scale of investment”.

The Committee will question senior public health officials at DHSC, former head of the test & trace service Baroness Dido Harding, and current head of the new UK Health Security Agency Dr Jenny Harries on the NAO’s latest assessment of the costs, performance and effectiveness of the NHST&T Service, including an update on major changes and developments in the test and trace approach -  such as the roll-out of rapid testing.

If you have evidence on the current costs and performance of the national test and trace programme please submit it below by 6pm Monday 5 July 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Twenty-Third Report - Test and Trace update
Inquiry Test and Trace 2
HC 182
Response to this report
Correspondence from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), dated 31 January 2022, on the Committee's report Test and Trace update
HC 182
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Twenty Third report from Session 2021-22
HC 182
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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8 July 2021
Inquiry Test and Trace 2
Oral Evidence
LGA (TT20001)

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