Covid-19: Economy - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:07 am on 30th April 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Green 11:07 am, 30th April 2020

I thank the noble Baroness for her Answer. I quote from a Conservative Party press release of 16 September 2019:

“Strong … economic growth means more money for our public services.”

Our economic management has relied on growth for employment, pensions and health. We have an expectation of a very large fall in GDP as a result of coronavirus, and years of recovery. Will the Government be making plans along the lines of the German Government’s 2018 report on the precautionary post-growth approach?