Following the Government statement on protecting workers’ rights as we build back from covid-19, James Sunderland says the best way of safeguarding jobs and livelihoods for workers in the business, energy and industrial sectors is to ease all covid restrictions.
Our business, energy and industrial sectors are pivotal to our economy. Does the Minister agree that the best way of safeguarding jobs and livelihoods for our fantastic workers is to comprehensively ease all covid restrictions in these sectors, and will he please lobby No. 10 to that effect?
Paul Scully (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Nobody wants these restrictions to go on a single day longer than they need to. We are in the middle of a frustrating period, with the decision to be made on the 14th of this month. We are looking at the data, and every day that goes by gives us a richer set of data to make the best decision for businesses.