West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has welcomed increased financial aid for the self-employed in the comprehensive support package announced by the Chancellor to help people and businesses through the current lockdown.
Acting quickly to introduce a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol would have multiple health and economic benefits, said West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas in a Westminster debate on coronavirus restrictions.
West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas welcomed the Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP for a walkabout around St Ives to discuss how businesses have fared since lockdown restrictions were lifted in early July – and the prospects for the next few months.
‘I entirely recognise the strong desire to reflect the pride that we feel in our different parts of the United Kingdom. We are at the start of a process. I am not saying either yes or no; we are simply at too early a stage in this process to decide.
A couple of concerns have arisen following the Trade Bill passing through Parliament and Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s speech (both 21st July). One is the perceived risk to the NHS from future trade deals and the other is the apparent exclusion of nurses from newly announced pay rises.