Protection of Jobs and Businesses

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 9th September 2020.

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Photo of Miriam Cates Miriam Cates Conservative, Penistone and Stocksbridge 3:15 pm, 9th September 2020

None of us wants to see mass unemployment at the end of furlough scheme, but given that none of us knows how long this crisis and the restrictions will last, is it not better to shift our support from helping those who may otherwise lose their jobs to creating new jobs, taking advantage of the opportunities in our economy right now?