Dr Luke Evans, Member of Parliament for Hinckley and Bosworth, has stepped up his campaign to support and protect local businesses affected by Coronavirus by questioning the Prime Minister about support schemes being made available to them.
Dr Luke questioned Mr Johnson in the House of Commons chamber last Monday about ensuring local businesses were able to easily access bounce back and coronavirus business interruption loans (CBILs).
Dr Luke asked “What will my right honourable friend do to make sure the banks expedite the applications for both the bounce ban loan and the coronavirus business interruption loan scheme which provide vital cash to ensure that both small and medium sized businesses can survive through?”
The Prime Minister outlined that already £5 billion pounds has been paid out through the bounce back loan scheme alone.
The following day Dr Luke asked the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, if he would get behind a scheme to deliver a positive advertising campaign to ‘back local business’?
Dr Luke said “A key role for any MP is to be a voice for their constituents. As businesses in and around Hinckley and Bosworth face uncertain times I intend to speak out loudly and often to ensure Government does all it can to help them through this period.
“Not every question is going to change the law or result in more money, but every question will make ministers more aware of the challenges facing this constituency and make them more likely to listen. I intend on being a constant advocate for our local economy.”