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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:06 pm on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Labour, Worsley and Eccles South 9:06 pm, 29th June 2020

As the Secretary of State has detailed, when areas are put into local lockdown, businesses will have to close, including some that had probably been preparing to reopen this week. Can he confirm that any business impacted by a local lockdown in Leicester, and in other areas in future, will be able to access the furlough scheme as it currently exists, rather than having to subsidise the wages of staff who cannot work?