Eurotunnel: Payment

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) 5:45 pm, 4th March 2019

I find this utterly extraordinary, because in the Public Accounts Committee hearing on this matter, the permanent secretary said:

“I am confident that our process was lawful, and obviously the Department and I acted on legal advice in determining how to take that process forward”.

If we were so confident in that legal advice, why was this settlement reached at all? Actually, is this not an admittance of a catastrophic failure in stakeholder management?