I’m writing to you to express my deep concern with regards to the government’s actions in procuring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
As my Member of Parliament in a safe seat surely it is incumbent upon you as part of the legislature to hold the executive to account for its actions.
The awarding of contracts to Ayanda, Prospermill, Pestfix and Clandeboye to supply PPE for the NHS without public tender is a cause of deep concern among many and contrary to public procurement standards.
Ayanda’s registration in the tax haven of Mauritius, renowned for it’s shadiness and complicity in money laundering, must also raise questions of competence and honesty in the executive branch of the government and the individuals whose gift it was to award these contracts worth in excess of £200m.
Further to the dubious ethics is the reported relationship between Liz Truss, and Board of Trade advisor Mr Andrew Mills – named director of Ayanda and Prospermill. The failure of Ayanda and Prospermill to actually supply the PPE they were contracted to supply gives the impression of incompetence, cronyism and corruption to the tune of £150m+.
Is it true that Ayanda was a £100, shell company, owned by Andrew Mills, who then sold on the defective PPE for a profit margin of 8-10%?
During World War 2 Winston Churchill rightly criminalised those who profiteered from the country’s needs. Now it appears as though such profiteers have the ear of ministers and unscrutinised advisors such as Andrew Mills and Dominic Cummings.
I trust that, in the greatest traditions of British democracy, you will be seeking answers from the relevant Secretaries of State and Ministers, that you will raise questions in the House of Commons at PMQs and at select committees. The gravity of this situation would also have me believe that as a safe seat back bencher you will also support an independent Judicial Review into these procurement debacles.
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