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CCTV provider for Matt Hancock’s office worked at military research lab and bases

A FIRM that provided security at Matt Hancock’s office, where leaked CCTV footage showed the former health secretary kissing an aide, has also worked at defence facilities across Britain.

Labour called for an immediate audit of government contracts today after documents showed Emcor provided “facilities management” services at sensitive military sites, including the Porton Down defence research lab, and in schools and hospitals. 

According to the Guardian, a contract worth up to £16 million also covered surveillance work at a secret Ministry of Defence bunker where ministers would be taken in the event of a nuclear attack.

The US-owned company has confirmed that it is part of the government’s investigation into the leak from Mr Hancock’s office.

The West Suffolk MP resigned from Cabinet after admitting he breached his own social-distancing rules amid reports of an affair with aide Gina Colangelo. 

Shadow armed forces minister Stephen Morgan said that the revelations “pose fresh questions about the government’s handling of our national security.” 

A government spokesperson claimed there were “robust” security measures in place. 


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