Retail Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 10th July 2019.

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Photo of Liz Twist Liz Twist Labour, Blaydon 2:30 pm, 10th July 2019

I most certainly agree that radical action is needed so that we can stop the situation teetering into crisis and think of a plan that will allow the sector to remain vibrant and become stronger. As my hon. Friend points out, there are some really challenging facts.

I have visited larger stores and talked to staff, but I know—because people tell me when I go on social media —that many other stores, which may be smaller or less high-profile, have had to give up the struggle, although I did not know about them until later, which is very sad. I am keen to do all I can to support the retail sector in my constituency.