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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:41 pm on 30th December 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care) 5:41 pm, 30th December 2020

From tomorrow, three quarters of the country will be placed into tier 4, meaning millions more businesses will have to shut overnight. Since tier 4 was created, we have heard nothing from the Chancellor of the Exchequer about what is being done to support businesses that are being forced to close again. Does the Leader of the House not think that people who are facing financial ruin will find it absolutely appalling that Parliament will not be sitting next week, and that that sends a terrible message about the importance his Government place on support for businesses, who might not be able to wait another week to get the answers that they need?