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Covid-19: Economic Support

Part of Scotland – in the House of Commons on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Alister Jack Alister Jack The Secretary of State for Scotland

It was remiss of me not to welcome the hon. Gentleman to his role, albeit maybe a temporary one—a reshuffle is coming, so it may be a brief role. If he is invited back, that would be excellent news, obviously.

The answer is yes, absolutely: we have been discussing in ministerial meetings support for the self-employed and freelancers. We recognise that it is a very serious issue and the Government are giving it their full attention.