As we started to get details of the post lockdown tiers, Jason asked the PM about more support for the hospitality industry including pubs, restaurants, cafes, breweries & cider producers.
Jason McCartney MP
Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. With a case rate of 552 per 100,000 and the sixth highest case rate in England, many people expect Kirklees to be in the highest tier when the announcement is made on Thursday.
That will mean the closure of hospitality, apart from takeaways, at a time of year when many cafés, bars, pubs and restaurants try to make profits to see them through the rest of the year.
Can I end this session by asking the Prime Minister one more time: please will he speak to the Chancellor again about support for the hospitality supply chain and for breweries and cider producers; will they look again at grant funding; and will they please consider once again cancelling business rates for another year to support our hospitality businesses?
The Prime Minister
My hon. Friend makes a passionate plea for breweries, cider producers and others.
I know that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor will be listening keenly to all of that, particularly the points about business rates and other measures.
We want to support the hospitality industry in Kirklees and across the country.