[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:58 pm on 10th November 2020.

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Photo of Elliot Colburn Elliot Colburn Conservative, Carshalton and Wallington 3:58 pm, 10th November 2020

In the interests of time, I sadly cannot go through every Member’s contribution. However, I thank all hon. Members and right hon. Members for attending this debate. We have done well to highlight the concerns of the sector and the two petitions that were brought forward to be debated today, so I reiterate my thanks to all colleagues. I also thank the SMEs and sectors that made representations to us all, which allowed us to come here and express their views. I thank the Minister for his reply. I absolutely welcome the Government’s support, and the extended Government support for SMEs through to the new year. I hope we can go away and look at the sector-specific support we have heard about because we need that road map to allow our SMEs not just to survive the pandemic, but be the engine of our recovery as we come out the other side.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That this House
has considered support for SMEs during the covid-19 pandemic.