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Covid-19: Business Interruption Insurance - Private Notice Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:10 pm on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws Labour 3:10 pm, 17th March 2020

My Lords, what might be done about theatres? Only this morning Tamara Rojo, the great ballerina and the leader of English National Ballet, pointed out that unless the Government say that theatres should close, they will have no access to insurance to cover the losses they will incur in having brought companies together and so on. Their insurers are requiring that there is a direction from government that they close in order to protect public health. Is it the Government’s intention to protect our arts, which are so important and which run on very tight margins?