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PM ‘misled’ Parliament over Covid contracts

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Boris Johnson misled parliament over the publication of coronavirus contracts, a court order suggests, according to The Independent.

The prime minister had claimed that the contracts, which are subject to a legal challenge and cronyism allegations, were in the public domain.

However, a High Court order on Friday shows that the government had only published “608 out of 708 relevant contracts”.

Gemma Abbott, the legal director of the Good Law Project, said: “Unless contract details are published, they cannot be properly scrutinised — there’s no way of knowing where taxpayers’ money is going and why.”


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