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Personal Capability Assessments

Volume 459: debated on Wednesday 2 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2007, Official Report, column 1056W, on personal capability assessments, who owns the LiMA software. (134249)

The Logic integrated Medical Assessment (LiMA) computer program is used by Atos Origin Medical Services and supports doctors carrying out disability assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. The DWP hold copyright and intellectual property rights over the program and license a third party—Atos Origin Medical Services—to use, customise, distribute, incorporate, market, maintain, support, sell and sub-license LiMA in return for payment of a royalty to the DWP.