March 21, 2018 / 4:24 PM / 2 years ago

UK had three contracts with Cambridge Analytica parent company

The nameplate of political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, is seen in central London, Britain March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government had three contracts in the past with Cambridge Analytica’s parent company SCL Group but they ended well before the current issues, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

The contracts with were with the Ministry of Defence between 2014-2015, the Home Office (interior ministry) in 2009 and the Foreign Office in 2008-2009, the spokesman told reporters, adding there are no current contracts.

Reporting By Elizabeth Piper. Writing by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison

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