Gove hospitality and PPE contracts: Ethics advisor investigation needed

21 Feb 2024

EMBARGO: Immediate Release

Commenting on reports in the Guardian that Michael Gove failed to register hospitality with donor whose firm he referred for PPE contracts, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Daisy Cooper MP said:

“This raises serious questions about yet more sleaze at the heart of this Conservative government. 

“We need the ethics adviser to launch an inquiry to get to the bottom of this. Failure to declare a conflict of interest can amount to a clear breach of the ministerial code.

“How many other ministers may have been wined and dined by donors who then received lucrative PPE contracts? The public have had enough of being taken for fools by this Conservative government which squandered billions of pounds on dodgy PPE contracts.”


Notes to Editors:

The reporting by the Guardian can be found here.




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