Fylde MP wins Chancellor's assurance that he is backing tourism

Fylde coast tourism businesses and the support handed out by the Government during the coronavirus crisis were discussed in Parliament by Fylde MP Mark Menzies.

By Tim Gavell
Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 3:30 pm

He questioned Chancellor Rishi Sunak during a Parliamentary session on Covid-19: Support for Business.

Mr Menzies said: “I just want to take this opportunity to thank the Chancellor for the way in which he has engaged with me and other Members representing coastal communities throughout the lifetime of the pandemic.

“I know the extensive measures he has put in place, particularly for the hospitality sector, will make a huge difference to those businesses surviving. Can my right hon. Friend assure me that he will continue to monitor and work with me to ensure that local businesses get all the support they need for their continued recovery?”

Fylde MP Mark Menzies

The Chancellor responded: “My hon. Friend has been instrumental in providing on-the-ground information to me and my team about the particular situation facing hospitality businesses in coastal communities like his. He is an absolute champion for them and rightly so.

“They are an important part of his local economy and I am glad that this Budget supported them. He has my assurance that we will continue to work with him and them to get them the support that they deserve.”