Guest post from reader Andy5759:
From the print version of the Herts Ad. – I will attempt to type it out. Bear with me while I sharpen my thumbs.
It’s a letter to the editor, a reader asks the local MP to explain government expenditure on the following PPE contracts:
# £252m to Ayanda Capital registered in Mauritius for tax purposes. PPE not delivered.
# £186m to Uniserve. PPE not delivered.
# £116m to P14 Medical supplies. PPE not delivered.
# £108m to PestFix, with just 16 employees. PPE not delivered.
# £107m to Clandeboye Agencies, a sweet wholesaler! PPE not delivered.
# £25m to Luxe Lifestyle, no employees, no assets, no turnover. PPE not delivered.
# £18m to Agents Solutions, total Assets of £332. PPE not delivered.
# £10m to Medco Solutions, incorporated three days after lockdown, share capital £2. PPE not delivered.
I’ve only quickly proofread the above to ensure figures and names are correct.
I wonder just how many more such contracts have been dished out, in normal times as well as in an emergency, that have similar outcomes.