Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation

LTIO responds to PAC report on Randox

Reacting to the publication of the public accounts committee report that found that ministers and Government officials played “fast and loose” when awarding £777m in Covid contracts to Randox, Tom Watson, the Chair of the Laboratory and Testing Industry Organisation (LTIO), said:

“This is a damning report. Our members offered laboratory and testing services to the Government, to help in the early stages of the pandemic. Their offers were turned down. Since then, LTIO members have provided 18 million Covid tests – at low cost, rapid turnaround and with high levels of customer satisfaction. It is clear that our members could have done the work instead.”