MPs are to grill health officials on whether they overpaid for personal protective equipment to deal with coronavirus.

The MP leading the inquiry says the crisis should not be an excuse for failing to achieve value for money.

One focus of their interest could be a little-known pest control company which won a contract to supply PPE worth more than £100m.

The government says it wants firms that can quickly provide a lot of PPE.

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PestFix, part of a company called Crisp Websites, signed the £109m contract with the government on 13 April to supply what were specified as “urgently needed gloves, gowns and masks to the NHS supply chain.”

The business operates from a unit

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