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Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to today’s Written Ministerial Statement on the future of the Work Capability Assessment contract, said:

“This is a direct consequence of three years appalling contract management by Iain Duncan Smith. He has quite simply let Atos spin out of control and the taxpayer and vulnerable people are picking up the pieces.
 
“There are now profound questions about Atos’ role going forward. We will study this statement in detail, but it is now vital the Government rebuilds a system that’s fit for purpose.”

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