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Responding to news that Cambridge technology giant ARM is set to be acquired by Japan's Softbank, Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner says that we need strong guarantees that the assurances given will be honoured: "Within weeks of the European referendum we are seeing the sale of the jewel in the UK tech crown, Cambridge's greatest modern success story.

Analysts will debate the impact on ARM, but there can be no doubt that Britain is losing control of one of our most innovative and successful companies.

The promises and assurances are bold, but the power to decide moves elsewhere, and the Government needs to consider how these promises can be guaranteed.

There has been a chill running through Cambridge since June 23, and this news only reinforces the sense that the country has taken the wrong turn."

ARM Sale – country taken wrong turn says Cambridge MP

Responding to news that Cambridge technology giant ARM is set to be acquired by Japan's Softbank, Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner says that we need strong guarantees that the assurances given...

Following the terrible attack in Nice Daniel Zeichner MP said:

 

"My thoughts are with the victims and the emergency services who we all rely on at times like this.

This is another dark day for our continent. 

Solidarité."

Attack in Nice

Following the terrible attack in Nice Daniel Zeichner MP said:   "My thoughts are with the victims and the emergency services who we all rely on at times like this. This is...

Daniel Zeichner MP has welcomed the report of the National Audit Office investigation into the collapse of the Uniting Care Contract. 

Mr Zeichner, who has long campaigned on this issue, and held an adjournment debate on the topic in January 2016, had called for the independent organisation to conduct a full review.

The debacle saw the biggest tendering process in NHS history collapse after just eight months.

Mr Zeichner said: “The NAO report makes clear the focus of managers was on contracts, cash and customers not patients. 

In trying to follow the confusing and complicated contracting rules, caused by the controversial 2012 Conservative / Liberal Democrat Health and Social Care Act additional critical problems were caused. This included the costly issue of who would pay VAT. 

The report makes clear that there were "important gaps in the specialist procurement advice". 

£292,000 was spent by the Strategic Projects team, the secretive NHS privatisation advocates while £280,000 was blown on legal advice from Deloitte and Gowling. 

The people of Cambridgeshire deserve a refund. This was a catalogue of confusion, with highly-paid advisers making basic errors and wasting taxpayers money.  It is high time ministers apologised for this hugely expensive failure, agreed to learn the lessons that confusing contracting does not work, and to put patients first."

Uniting Care National Audit Office investigation – Cambridge MP Speaks Out

Daniel Zeichner MP has welcomed the report of the National Audit Office investigation into the collapse of the Uniting Care Contract.  Mr Zeichner, who has long campaigned on this issue,...


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