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Coronavirus cross-party procurement task-force

EDM (Early Day Motion) 257: tabled on 28 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the public’s growing concern and alarm over the opacity of procurement contracting under emergency coronavirus powers; further notes that to date two Secretaries of State have been found to have acted unlawfully by the High Court in this regard; notes with further concern a reluctance of Government to disclose details of companies awarded contracts introduced to a high-priority lane by Ministers, hon. Members or Peers and officials; and calls for the formation of a cross party task-force to examine and reassure the House, and the wider public, of propriety in the conduct of such business.