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Matt Hancock failed to disclose messages with Owen Paterson over Covid contracts

Health department did not keep full records of meetings with healthcare firm Paterson lobbied for, NAO finds

Matt Hancock, the former health secretary, failed to notify his officials about private messages he exchanged with disgraced Conservative MP Owen Paterson, a healthcare firm’s paid lobbyist, an official watchdog has disclosed.

In a critical report, the National Audit Office (NAO) concluded that the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) did not record properly why it awarded contracts worth nearly £500m to the healthcare firm, Randox.

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