Firm implicated in ‘Lady Mone’ PPE scandal is being sued by the Tory government

Referrer: Lady Mone.

The Tory government is suing the company that Baroness Michelle Mone recommended to it as a supplier of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the Covid crisis – for £122 million.

PPE Medpro won contracts through the government’s so-called VIP lane in 2020 after being recommended by Baroness Mone.

But the government is now trying to get its money back on one of the deals – to supply medical gowns – through the High Court.

It has been claimed that Mone’s recommendation was duff because the equipment provided was substandard, but PPE Medpro has denied any failings on its part, saying that it supplied its gowns to the correct specification, on time and at a highly competitive price.

Instead, it was the Department of Health and Social Care that acted incompetently, by failing to correctly specify and procure the PPE it needed during the crisis – according to the company.

But how will this affect the allegations against Baroness Mone?

She is currently on a leave of absence from the Lords – and suspended as a member of the Tories – after it was alleged that she had recommended PPE Medpro as a supplier, and then taken a payment of £29 million from the firm.

Will the allegations against her be affected, depending on what the High Court decides?

This Writer thinks not.

The question hanging over the former underwear magnate concerns whether she took money from the firm after lobbying on its behalf, which is not permitted according to Parliamentary rules.

The quality of the equipment, and the robustness of the contract under which it was supplied, would be irrelevant to that – although…

They would weigh heavily on public opinion of the Lady in question.

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  1. Martyn Meacham December 20, 2022 at 7:52 am - Reply

    What about prosecuting the tory MPs involved as well! Or are they above the law?

  2. Rachel December 20, 2022 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    IIRC the LedByDonkeys fiom suggests that PPE Medpro wasn’t incorporated until 4 days after Mone recommended them?

  3. El Dee December 21, 2022 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I’ve never heard a good word about her. Each new scandal outdoes the last. I remember hearing about her days of inventing the wonderbra and how it came about – seems there was controversy on that too..

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