The pressure is on to explain PPE Medpro contracts decision

This week will see government ministers under pressure to explain how they assessed that a personal protective equipment (PPE) company linked to the Conservative peer Michelle Mone was fit to receive government contracts worth more than £200m during the pandemic.

Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, has drawn up a list of parliamentary questions over the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) decision to award major public contracts to the firm and whether it took into account its tax record.

The Guardian reported last week that Mone and her children secretly received £29m originating from the profits of the company, PPE Medpro, which was later transferred to a secret offshore trust.

Full story in The Guardian, 27 November 2022

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