HC Deb 03 November 1989 vol 159 cc338-9W
Mr. Frank Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what guarantees his Department has gained from the company EDS, awarded the contract to run the computer centre at Livingston, that a continuous service will be maintained.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

Contractual arrangements are in place to ensure effective performance by EDS. Failure to meet the agreed levels of service will result in financial penalties.