A Jason Azzopardi Parliamentary Question asking Chris Cardona to list direct orders committed by his Ministry returned one rather odd reply today.

A 01/02/2017 direct order for 10,000 euro is listed in Chris Cardona’s reply as having been paid for “provision of escorting services”.

The “services” are listed as having been acquired by Malta Industrial Parks Limited, the state-owned company that acts as landlords of industrial estates.

No other details are provided though it is presumed some explanation might be forthcoming at some point.

In February 2017 Chris Cardona was fielding rather a lot of questions about services that could conceivably be described in the same manner. However he has always disputed having acquired such services. There was never a discussion on whether those services, if ever perused, were acquired, how much they cost and how they were paid for.