Matt Hancock – 2022 Comments on the Personal Integrity and Conduct of Michelle Mone (Baroness Mone)

The comments made by Matt Hancock, the former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, serialised by the Daily Mail on 5 December.

Baroness Michelle Mone has sent me an extraordinarily aggressive email complaining that a ­company she’s helping isn’t getting the multi-million-pound contracts it deserves. She claims the firm, which makes lateral flow test kits, ‘has had a dreadful time’ ­trying to cut through red tape and demanded my ‘urgent help’ before it all comes out in the media.

‘I am going to blow this all wide open,’ she threatened.

In essence, she’s not at all happy that a US company called Innova has secured so many contracts while others ‘can’t get in the game’. She claims test kits made by the company she’s representing, and by ­several others, have all passed rigorous quality control checks but only Innova is getting the business.