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Coronavirus: Employment Support

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North 10:30 am, 19th March 2020

I understand that this is very difficult for the Government and I am sympathetic, but this is about real people’s lives. The Treasury’s natural approach—being cautious and wanting to stress-test everything—is not appropriate in these circumstances. Sir Iain Duncan Smith suggested some really good ideas. Why can they not just be implemented today?