Angela Rayner asks urgent question on government ‘VIP lane’ for PPE contracts – video

Labour was granted an urgent question in the Commons on Thursday about the government’s due diligence in granting PPE contracts to firms via its ‘VIP lane’. This comes after the Guardian revealed Tory peer Michelle Mone secretly received £29m after her husband passed on money from PPE Medpro, a company that was awarded £200m in Covid contracts. Rayner asked the Tory MP Neil O’Brien to clarify the government’s due diligence and whether it would reveal details of the investigation into missing public money. O’Brien said 90% of recommendations for Covid contracts were dismissed

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