Thursday 22 April 2021 / 1:45 PM Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves responds to revelations that companies in VIP fast lane without correct certification jumped contract queue

Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to revelations that companies in the VIP fast lane without correct certification were allowed to jump the queue for contracts, said:

“These revelations are explosive. It is shocking that basic checks were missed and companies without proper certification were allowed to jump the queue.

“Time and time again Labour has called on the Conservatives to publish details of companies on the VIP fast lane, and time and time again they have refused, and insisted on covering them up.

“This is yet more evidence of the Tory sleaze that is happening on Boris Johnson’s watch.

“If the Conservatives don’t publish all of the details now, it is further proof that they think it is one rule for them and another for everyone else.”