Lockdown: Economic Support

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 3rd November 2020.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford 12:39 pm, 3rd November 2020

I welcome my right hon. Friend’s positive response on the additional measures of economic support. Does he agree that our Government have committed one of the most comprehensive and generous economic support packages anywhere in the world, worth more than £200 billion? That is the right approach in these difficult times. He rightly quotes the IMF in saying that our response is

“one of the best examples of coordinated action globally”.

Is it not also important that the IMF praised our response for holding down unemployment?