Economy Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:28 pm on 5th November 2020.

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Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South 12:28 pm, 5th November 2020

I commend the Chancellor on his statement. The incredible £200 billion-worth of support this Government have already provided has protected thousands of jobs in Blackpool South, and I know that those businesses will warmly welcome the extension of the furlough scheme through to March. However, the reliance of coastal communities such as my own on tourism in the years ahead will present particular challenges, so will he meet me and my hon. Friend Paul Maynard to discuss that, in order to make sure that we continue to keep this Government’s core ambition of levelling up on track in coastal communities?