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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:56 pm on 11th November 2020.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (International Trade) 4:56 pm, 11th November 2020

Of course it is right that the furlough scheme and the support for the self-employed should be reinstated at the levels they were in March, but the Minister will know—everyone will know—that there are a great many people in our country who did not qualify for the furlough scheme or the self-employed scheme or whose businesses did not qualify for grants at the start and still do not. May I take this opportunity to remind him that a great many people in this country are still without financial support and will find it increasingly difficult to make it through the coming weeks and months? Will he take that message back to his colleagues across the Government?