ATOS - what organisations / who or what does it own / control in the UK? DWP? Remploy? Who else?

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From: P. Smith

Dear Cabinet Office,

REMPLOY is apparently owned by the DWP and the DWP has access to
all REMPLOY's records?

The government subcontracted the health assessment testing for
DLA,IB (until it disappears) to ATOS (a private French company) ,
who also runs the I.T infrastructure of the DWP and carry out
health screening and assessments on all Brtish Civil Servants?
Apparently Gordon Brown arranged the award of the contract and
David Cameron continues to allow this?

I would like to know how true the above is please. Please can you
set out exactly how this happened, who took the decisions, and what
the current situation is re: who owns or controls who, and how
private are people's records when they approach the DWP to claim
disability / sickness benefits?

I would like to know exactly what ATOS owns or controls in the UK?
DWP? Remploy?
Who else? How far does ATOS control go in the DWP?
Or what PARTS / aspects of the DWP / Remploy or other

What does ATOS control / own in France or other countries?

I would like to see any related documents.

Does the French government pay ATOS millions to likewise abuse
French citizens' basic rights?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

[P. Smith].

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From: P. Smith

Dear Cabinet Office,

Who is ATOS ultimately answerable to?

Who wrote the instructions?

What instructions is ATOS obeying?

What is the true ultimate aim of UK Government policy / whoever is
responsible, re sickness benefits?

Saying "work is good for you", when someone is sick, e.g.: has
cancer, is utterly meaningless and cruel. (It smacks of "work makes
you free".)

Has the approach of Central Government / ATOS / DWP towards the
sick, vulnerable, and disabled in the UK been approved by the
European Parliament's Human Rights committee / or similar body?

Is the French Government and European Parliament aware of what ATOS
is doing to UK sick and disabled and vulnerable citizens? Do they

I would like to see all relevant documents please.

Who can UK citizens appeal to when it's own government is not
listening to them, and continues to undermine / withdraw vital
support / harm it's own people?

Yours faithfully,

[P. Smith].

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