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Support for the transport industry during the covid-19 outbreak

EDM (Early Day Motion) 399: tabled on 28 April 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House calls on the Government to act urgently to support the transport industry, many sectors of which have been met with silence from the Department for Transport and the Treasury; urges the Government to listen to representatives of the aviation, road haulage, coaching and holiday travel industry who have made it clear that without urgent action many companies will not survive and many thousands of their workers will be left without a job; asserts that by failing to act now, increased state intervention will be required in the long run in the form of prolonged benefit support, and in event of travel companies collapsing, a huge administrative burden with a bill to match to cover travel consumer protections; and further urges the UK Government to follow the strategy of the Scottish Government on aviation and offer all aviation related businesses 100 per cent business rates relief for a full 12 months.