Covid-19: Economic Recovery

Part of Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons on 24th June 2020.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

Northern Ireland is reported to be heading for a prolonged economic downturn. As my hon. Friend Louise Haigh said, its aerospace industry is in crisis, with significant job losses at Bombardier and Thompson Aero. The Secretary of State can stop further decline by putting pressure on the Treasury to accelerate defence procurement programmes. Why has he not done that?