We will see the recovery package from the UK Government, and elements might need to be looked at, such as sector deals for tourism and hospitality.
.] I will not take an intervention now; I need to make progress.
“the UK Government has responded with more largesse than one might have anticipated”—[
Finance and Constitution Committee
, 5 June 2020; c 22.]
The finance secretary has publicly praised the UK Government’s response, and—not to be outdone—the economy secretary took to the airwaves to describe the job retention scheme as a “lifeline”. It has been a lifeline in keeping the economy from collapse until it can be restarted, and that is where our economic efforts should now be focused.