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At the despatch box for DCMS Questions

On Monday, I was at the despatch box in a very empty House of Commons Chamber taking questions for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Bounce Back Loan scheme

Yesterday, the Chancellor announced the Bounce Back Loan scheme, directed at smaller businesses who need funds fast and who have had difficulty with the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans.

Testing for essential workers

Yesterday, the Health Secretary announced that Coronavius testing would be extended to all essential workers who have symptoms:

Thank you for everything you're doing

This video is my way of showing my huge appreciation for everyone in my constituency who has helping during this crisis - whether that's by staying home and saving lives, continuing your hard work as a key worker, the councils who have been fantastic in coordinating efforts and of course, the eme

Tackling loneliness

This is a really challenging time in so many ways, and I know that social distancing measures are taking a toll on all of us. That's why the Government is launching a new campaign to tackle loneliness.

Support package for innovative firms

UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package, the Chancellor announced today.

Making home education more accessible

A significant online learning support package has been announced by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. 

It will ensure vulnerable children and disadvantaged young people at vital stages of their education have access to essential resources at home.

Extension of furlough scheme

The Government has decided to extend the furlough scheme until June to reflect continuing social distancing measures.