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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 Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Labour, Worsley and Eccles South 12:40 pm, 28th April 2020

Local authorities like Salford City Council are on the frontline of fighting covid-19, from supporting our social care services to providing food for vulnerable people and supporting local businesses. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said the Government will do whatever it takes to defeat covid-19, but councils are now facing the prospect of not having all their additional costs covered. It is imperative that the Government fully fund the cost of this vital local response. Will the Minister assure me that the Government will do that for Salford City Council?