Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:07 pm on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Luke Evans Luke Evans Conservative, Bosworth 1:07 pm, 3rd March 2020

With regard to the impact that coronavirus can have, the Secretary of State is right to balance the difference of health and the economy and I welcome his caution in that regard. I want to raise a point about small businesses. If coronavirus does become a more significant problem, are the Government considering making emergency loans available to otherwise good businesses? If not, will he ask other Departments whether they might consider that?