Friday 19 February 2021 / 1:29 PM Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves responds to reports that a Tory-linked private firm was awarded a government hotel quarantine contract

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to reports that a private firm linked to the Conservatives has been awarded a government hotel quarantine contract, said:

“This Tory government’s obsession with outsourcing and repeated conflict of interests has marred its pandemic response.

“There has got be urgent reassurance that there are no conflicts of interest here – and that the public and those workers trying hard to make the hotel quarantine work don’t pay the price for this government’s last minute, shambolic planning.”