429nufc

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Apparently some of the boxes had bottles of water in them!!!
I wonder what the directors had for their lunch?
 

Tenpin

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Latest from the 10 Downing Street twitter account....

Some of the images we are seeing online are a disgrace, and clearly do not meet the standards for free school meals. We have told the company involved this is unacceptable and they have apologised and agreed to reimburse those affected.

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Camden

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Latest from the 10 Downing Street twitter account....

Some of the images we are seeing online are a disgrace, and clearly do not meet the standards for free school meals. We have told the company involved this is unacceptable and they have apologised and agreed to reimburse those affected.

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This is Govt rhetoric (spin) Tenpin ...obviously there is no Govt due diligence in control of content and costs in this Govt contract ( and might not be the only contract ) , its not as if this company doesn't have a history of skimping for profit. We only have to look to March, the same . If continuity of control had been in place after that episode, it would have brought to light and hopefully rectified ....

We heard a similar Govt in spin in March. When head teachers and local members of the Parliament called out the "profiteering" in the supply of school meals that consisted of little more than pre packaged snacks charging £11 for free school meal consisting of crisps and slab of butter.

The spin then from the Tory Minister for Children, Vicky Ford .... we were promised an urgent investigation ???? but still this firm skimps for profit on the backs of underprivileged , low income families with kids....and taxpayers money funding it ...

P.s. Sleepy a good video link, typical of Tory Health Minister Matt Hancock avoiding answering having voted against free school meals with only Tory policy changing after being shamed by Marcus Rachford ..
 
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SLEEPY

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Tenpin even you has to admit the government's standards fall short ...in fact they are a disgrace.Shame on them.
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Camden

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It seems it wasn't only our underprivileged Kids from low income families that are/were being deprived for profit.... but so had/were our shielded and most vulnerable by this Tory Govt chosen outsourcers given contracts without tender ..... The Govt was given till January 2021 to respond in March before legal action will ensue fromhttps://goodlawproject.org/news/food-parcels/

For all we know it may be continuing as some are still being shielded in new restrictions or may be in the future ...
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The Government’s food box scheme was supposed to be a lifeline for the clinically vulnerable. They were told to stay inside and often could not get deliveries from supermarkets. But our research suggests the scheme was used to palm off on the vulnerable unwanted, and sometimes unsuitable, supplies from elsewhere in the food chain. And that the Government’s preferred contractors, chosen without a tender process, may have reaped substantial profits…

In March, when the pandemic hit the UK, the Government told 1.5 million clinically vulnerable people to “shield” and stay indoors for at least 12 weeks to avoid contracting Covid-19 and adding to overwhelmed hospitals. These people could not go shopping for food and in many cases could not access online deliveries. So between 27 March and 31 July in England the Government contracted to provide them with food packages.

Government, however, awarded the contract – worth £208million – without tender to Bidfood and Brakes. A subsequent FOI request has revealed that 4,724,611 boxes were distributed in England under the scheme, so Government paid £44 per box – almost double the normal retail value – a 69% mark-up on the £26 retail price of a supermarket delivering a similar box.

Despite the eye-watering cost, serious concerns have been raised by food poverty charities about the barely edible contents, including:


  1. That the contents of the boxes did not meet a normal adult’s weekly nutritional needs and failed to consider the requirements of those with serious medical conditions, including cancer, who may require additional nutrition.
  2. The boxes were standardised and failed to meet the needs of religious groups. For example, vulnerable Muslim families were sent pork sausages and bacon.
  3. The quality of the food supplied was inadequate and provided substandard nutritional content. One mother called Lorraine Smith, shielding in Kent, revealed in July she had received “rotten fruit and veg” in her parcels every week.
We consider these failings may amount to a breach by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs of its legal obligations, in particular the human right to food. We have written to Government asking it to provide us with the nutritional assessment it carried out of the boxes, the table of agreed contents of the boxes, to clarify what steps were taken to ensure religious groups could observe their dietary rules under Article 9 of the ECHR and to explain how the prices were set.

Government is due to respond by 8th January 2021. If the answers are not satisfactory, we are likely to launch formal legal action.

 

yalimart

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Police look for 400,000 records wiped out in IT blunder​


Everything she gets involved in goes awry, what's worrying is the last home secretary to lose criminal files became PM

 

yalimart

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Every other media outlet say 150000 records.
No they don't




Martin
 

Tenpin

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yalimart

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Thanks for highlighting the inaccuracy of your previous post, there was no need but as you have here is another more detailed report, rather than those you posted from yesterday when the story first broke.
 
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