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Hancock accused of ‘barefaced lie’ after denying national PPE outage | ITV News – ITV News

In a fiery interview, Matt Hancock said his team managed to avoid a ‘national outage’ of protective equipment.

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Matt Hancock was accused of a “barefaced lie” after he insisted there was no national outage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS staff during the first wave of the Covid pandemic.
The health secretary spoke days after the High Court ruled the government unlawfully failed to publish details of billions of pounds worth of coronavirus-related contracts.
Mr Hancock has said legal cases about transparency returns were second order to saving lives and said his officials had been working long…

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