Boris Johnson told MPs that Covid contracts were “on the record for everyone to see”, despite the fact that dozens of Covid contracts had not been published at the time. The High Court has confirmed that 100 contracts had yet to be revealed at the time the PM made his comments.
Last month, a judge ruled the health secretary had acted unlawfully by not publishing contracts in the required timeframe. The government is required by law to publish a “contract award notice” within 30 days of the awarding any contracts for public goods or services worth more than £120,000.
Full story from The BBC, 6 March 2021