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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:13 am on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay 11:13 am, 25th June 2020

Public toilets are essential facilities, particularly in rural and coastal tourist areas, but many in Cornwall are now operated by small parish councils that are struggling to fund their running, particularly in a covid-safe manner. In 2018, the former Chancellor announced that public toilets would be exempt from business rates, but the Government did not manage to find time to bring forward the legislation in the previous Parliament. Can the Leader of the House confirm that this legislation will be brought forward and give an idea of when it will be, because that would bring great relief to many?