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Wales Office written question – answered on 14th October 2020.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Conservative, Lichfield

What steps his Department is taking to support the recovery of the Welsh (a) rural economy and (b) hospitality sector from the effects of the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Simon Hart Simon Hart The Secretary of State for Wales

The rural and hospitality sectors form the backbone of the Welsh economy. The Eat Out to Help out Scheme helped protect two million Welsh jobs. This - alongside cutting VAT, months of furlough for staff, and incentives to keep workers in jobs - demonstrates the benefits to Wales of being part of the Union.

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