Senior Tory MP received donation from Covid testing firm

Tory MP Dr Liam Fox received a £20,000 donation earlier this year from the Covid-19 testing company, SureScreen Diagnostics, that he reportedly contacted the former health secretary over.

According to an email seen by the BBC and the legal campaign group the Good Law Project, Dr Fox recommended the company to then-health secretary Matt Hancock in 2020. SureScreen Diagnostics would later be awarded a £500 million testing contract by the Department of Health and Social Care.

The £20,000 donation to Dr Fox, a former defence secretary, is contained in the MPs’ register of interests and was recorded as being received in June 2022.

Full story in The National, 3 September 2022

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