Wednesday 30 June 2021 / 6:54 PM Angela Rayner / Cronyism

Angela Rayner responds to documents revealing a VIP lane for testing contracts

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to documents revealing a VIP lane for testing contracts, said:

“This is yet more evidence of the endemic use of private emails across government, to agree contracts and hand out taxpayers’ money while avoiding scrutiny and accountability.

“We need a full and independent investigation into any VIP lane for testing contracts and the publication of all correspondence and contracts, showing who got them and how, and any connections they had to ministers or the Conservative Party.

“We also need the full and independent investigation that Labour has demanded into the use of private emails across government to get to the bottom of this shady practice.”