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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:40 pm on 28th April 2020.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney 12:40 pm, 28th April 2020

The tourism, leisure and hospitality sector is very important in the Waveney area, and business owners and their staff face serious challenges both while the lockdown is ongoing and once it has been lifted. Notwithstanding the Government’s welcome support packages, some businesses do not qualify, and seasonal workers, who could not be furloughed, face a worrying immediate future. Can my right hon. Friend confirm that he is working in a co-ordinated way with other Departments, the devolved Administrations, local government and industry on a sustained recovery strategy?