Gillian Keegans department gave 1m to firm linked to husband
Education secretary GillianKeeganhas serious questions to answer, said Labour after it emerged that a company linked to herhusbandwas handed a 1m contract from a schools rebuilding fund.
The cabinet ministers husband MichaelKeeganstates on his LinkedIn social media page that he is a non-executive director at technology firm Centerprise.
The company was one of six suppliers awarded IT contracts earlier this year to replace server infrastructure at schools with the money coming from the school rebuilding programme fund, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Department for Education (DfE) said no ministers had any involvement in the procurement process for these contracts but Labours shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson claimed it could be a conflict of interest.
This appears to be a gross conflict of interest and eyebrows will be raised that theKeegans appear to have gained from a shrinking pot of school rebuilding money, she said.
Mr Keegan is believed to have served on the Centerprise board as a non-executive director since 2018.