theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/14/government-dispute-vip-lane-firm-referred-tory-peer-michelle-mone-ppe-medpro

Health minister reveals government is ‘in mediation’ with PPE Medpro, after over a year of secrecy on matter

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The government is in dispute over millions of surgical gowns supplied by the PPE business awarded £203m contracts via the fast-track “VIP lane” following a referral by the Conservative peer Michelle Mone, it has emerged.

The health minister Edward Argar broke with more than a year of secrecy over the surgical gowns supplied by the company, PPE Medpro, telling Labour’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, this week that the government was “in mediation” with the company.

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