Edward Miliband debates with HM Treasury

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Tue 17th March 2020 Economic Update 3 interactions (115 words)

Economic Update

Edward Miliband Excerpts
Tuesday 17th March 2020

(6 months, 1 week ago)

Commons Chamber
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Rishi Sunak - Hansard
17 Mar 2020, 7:55 p.m.

My right hon. Friend knows better than most the value of making sure that people have the security of a good job, and I commend him for all his work in that regard. I agree with him wholeheartedly. My right hon. Friend the Communities Secretary is talking already to the voluntary sector and we stand ready to provide the support that may be required.

Edward Miliband Portrait Edward Miliband (Doncaster North) (Lab) - Hansard
17 Mar 2020, 7:56 p.m.

I recognise, as I am sure the whole House does, the Chancellor’s wish to get any employment support scheme right, but he will recognise, as the shadow Chancellor said from the Front Bench, that people are facing redundancy right now. May I suggest two things that he can say tonight to help ward off those redundancies? The first is that he accepts the principle that Government should cover a substantial proportion of people’s wages, because it is in their interests and those of the economy and their businesses. The second is that he undertakes to come back not next week but by Friday of this week with a clear plan developed with unions and businesses.

Rishi Sunak - Hansard
17 Mar 2020, 7:56 p.m.

I say to the right hon. Gentleman that it is more important that we get this right than rush to things that will not work, but he can rest assured that we agree wholeheartedly with the ambitions of what he says, but delivering them and getting it right are vital and that is what we are working on doing.