Rachel Reeves – 2021 Comments on Public Accounts Committee Report on Test and Trace

The comments made by Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on 10 March 2021.

This report reveals how this Government’s outsourced, Serco-led Test and Trace system failed the British people and led our country into restrictive lockdown after lockdown.

It underlines the epic amounts of waste and incompetence, an overreliance on management consultants, taxpayers’ cash splashed on crony contracts, all while ministers insist our NHS heroes deserve nothing more than a clap and a pay cut.

The Conservatives’ wasteful obsession with outsourcing must end and contact tracing should be run by our public health teams.