Ministerial Code/Register of Ministers’ Interests

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:44 pm on 18th May 2021.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth 12:44 pm, 18th May 2021

I have a high regard for the Minister, but I am afraid I struggle with her explanation on this issue. On 22 February, inadvertently or not, the Prime Minister made a misleading statement to the House regarding PPE contracts. He stated that they were all published. They were not. That is based on a High Court ruling and is irrefutable. His lack of apology and correction of the record is clearly a breach of the ministerial code. That this happens with seeming impunity—