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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is taking steps to ensure that the transport and logistics industry is financially supported to safeguard the viability of businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.
The Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the viability of businesses in the transport and logistics sector. That is why the Government has announced an unprecedented package of financial measures to support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, worth £350 billion.
Bespoke interventions have been used to protect critical services across many forms of transport, including lifeline services for remote locations. Any such intervention to support specific businesses must represent value for money for the taxpayer.