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GCHQ: Amazon Web Services

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 74966, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many cloud computing companies submitted a bid for the contract that GCHQ is recently reported to have awarded to Amazon Web Services; and how many of those bids were submitted by domestic UK companies.

Answered on

23 November 2021

The national security community does not routinely release details of the technology partnerships it enters into. Releasing details concerning national security technology can have significant security implications as would be the case in this scenario. Any contract can be fully scrutinised through the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.