Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:10 pm on 18th November 2020.

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Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 4:10 pm, 18th November 2020

If the hon. Member will bear with me, I will continue.

The NAO report examined potential conflicts of interests involving Ministers and the awarding of contracts and found none. It states:

“we found that the ministers had properly declared their interests, and we found no evidence of their involvement in procurement decisions or contract management.”

The report recognises that there are robust processes in place for spending public money, to ensure that critical equipment got to where it needed to go as rapidly as possible while ensuring value for money. I welcome the report, because we can all learn.