Covid-19: Contracts and Public Inquiry — 7 Jul 2021 at 16:08

That this House believes the Government has failed to give full details of the process behind the issuing of emergency covid-19 contracts; and therefore calls on the Government immediately to commence the covid-19 public inquiry, announced by the Prime Minister on 12 May 2021.
“attitudes to the UK Union”
“on the record for everybody to see.”-[Official Report, 22 February 2021; Vol. 689, c. 638.]
“a huge volume of correspondence was coming to Ministers via their personal email addresses”.-[Official Report, 28 June 2021; Vol. 698, c. 33.]
“Ministers have passed responsibility between the Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care”.
“act solely in terms of the public interest.”
“should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.”
“must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit”.
“are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions”.
“Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.”
“should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour.”
“Personally, would an inquiry be an unwelcome distraction for me personally, at the moment, when I’m very focussed on the vaccine programme and the vaccine programme we might need in the autumn? Who knows, I think it would be an extra burden that wasn’t necessary.”
“circumstances would lead a fair minded and informed observer to conclude that there was a real possibility, or a real danger,”
“the Government has failed to give full details of the process”
“emergency covid-19 contracts”,
“we found that the ministers had properly declared their interests, and we found no evidence of their involvement in procurement decisions or contract management.”
“insufficient documentation on key decisions”,
“contracts…have not been published in a timely manner”,
“diminished public transparency…the lack of adequate documentation”,
“apparent systemic biases in the award of PPE contracts that favoured those with political connections to the party of government in Westminster”.
“We have in this country one of the most honest public sectors of any country in the world.”-[Official Report, 25 February 2021; Vol. 689, c. 1096.]

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con356 (+2 tell) 0098.6%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 4083.3%
Lab0 197099.0%
LDem0 120100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 43 (+2 tell)0100.0%
Total:365 263098.8%

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