UK Covid live news: Whitty tells MPs situation could 'turn bad very fast' if lockdown easing rushed

The Good Law Project took the government to court and on February 19, the high court ruled that the government had acted unlawfully, saying and I quote, ‘the public were entitled to see who this money was going to and what it was being spent on and how the contracts were awarded’.

Three days later, on February 22 in this house, the prime minister said and I quote again, ‘the contracts are there on the record for everybody to see’. But they’re not. A judge confirmed through a court order last Friday that 100 contracts are still to be published.

So will [the health minister Edward Argar] now take this opportunity to apologise for that statement and to put the record straight? And will the government now finally agree to publish all 100 outstanding contracts by the end of this week?


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