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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:24 am on 12th May 2020.

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Photo of Lord Caine Lord Caine Conservative 11:24 am, 12th May 2020

My Lords, I strongly commend the Government for their support for business during this crisis. Can my noble friend give more detail of the operation of both the business interruption scheme and the bounce-back scheme in Northern Ireland, which is predominantly an SME economy? Will there be regular updates on the number of successful applications, along with their value? Is he aware of concerns among some big players, including the Bank of Ireland, that they have yet to be accredited for the bounce-back scheme? Finally, has any assessment been made of support available in the Republic of Ireland and how it compares with what is on offer to business in Northern Ireland?