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A former Armed Forces Minister has urged the Ministry of Defence to return clear over its reliance on Fujitsu for safety contracts.

Tory MP Mark Francois, who now serves on the Defence Select Committee, blasted the MoD for not revealing particulars of its contracts with the corporate on the centre of the Post Office-Horizon scandal.

In response, Defence Minister James Cartlidge admitted the MoD has 12 contracts with Fujitsu, however didn’t give the worth of them as “each is commercially sensitive”.

Now Mr Francois says ministers should present additional contract particulars due to the potential safety implications if the software program methods have the identical issues as Horizon.

The senior MP mentioned: “The truth the MoD are hiding behind business confidentiality reveals how embarrassed they’re by their reliance on Fujitsu.