Peter Aldous calls on the Prime Minister to ensure the Government addresses peoples’ concerns about reopening primary schools, in particular about possibility of a significant threat of the virus both in the classroom and at the school gate.
Following the Government statement on workplace safety after the lifting of lockdown, Peter Aldous calls for the gradual reopening of holiday parks, campsites and self-catering accommodation which are well-suited to workplace safety arrangements and could boost the local economy and provide people the opportunity of a holiday in the UK.
Peter Aldous asks about help for businesses who, at present, do not qualify for Government’s financial support package and for workers, such as seasonal workers, who have seen their income much reduced.
Following the Foreign Secretary's statement on efforts to assist British citizens abroad to return home, Peter Aldous highlights concerns about constituents stuck in Bali, Peru, New Zealand and on the Coral Princess.
Peter Aldous backs the Coronavirus Bill as necessary to tackle the disease and highlights the role the voluntary sector, in particular St John Ambulance, can do in support of the NHS. He also cautions against unintended consequences, in particular in respect of the disabled and the vulnerable and the impact of lockdown conditions.
Speaking in a debate on employment support during the coronavirus crisis, Peter Aldous highlights difficulties businesses are experience in accessing Government loans and calls on the Government to support payroll costs more directly.
Peter Aldous welcomes the comprehensive package to support businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and calls on the Government to support food banks, citizens advice and local churches who will play such a vital role in the coming weeks.
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