As you would expect, the Coronavirus epidemic rightly dominated the week in Westminster. We’ve rushed through legislation to ensure that our health, care and other essential public workers have the extra flexibility they now need to do their job.
The week in Parliament has been dominated by the spread of Coronavirus and the delivery of the Budget. The chief theme of the Budget was to provide reassurance and support for the country during the short-term as we deal with the likely spread of Coronavirus. There were three themes.
I welcome the Government’s measures to protect businesses and individuals. However, I asked the Chancellor to do more to support our pre-schools/nurseries who pay business rates but are not eligible for the £10,000 one of grant.
After the news this morning that Flybe was going in to administration, I asked the Aviation Minister for the third time when airline insolvency reform legislation will be introduced - as was mentioned in the Queens Speech.