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Lords standards watchdog investigates Tory peer over ‘VIP’ PPE contracts

Peter Selwyn Gummer, Lord Chadlington, was a director of a group that owned a firm that won £50m of Covid contracts

The House of Lords standards commissioner has launched an investigation into a Conservative peer for potentially breaching financial conduct rules, relating to the award of £50m of government contracts for supplying PPE during the Covid pandemic.

Peter Selwyn Gummer, who has sat in the upper house as Lord Chadlington for 26 years, recommended to the government a company that was part of a group in which he was a director and shareholder.

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