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Gove under pressure to explain role in PPE deals for Mone-linked firm

Minister’s insistence he referred all offers to civil service channels appears at odds with previously released email correspondence

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Michael Gove is facing mounting pressure to fully explain his role in the government’s award of large PPE contracts to a company that was first recommended to him by the Tory peer Michelle Mone.

Asked in an interview on Thursday how he responded to Lady Mone’s approach in May 2020, Gove said he referred all offers of PPE to “the appropriate civil service channels”.

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