I know constituents are keen to be kept updated on the progress on finding a safe and effective vaccine for Covid-19. I have received the following from the Business Secretary Alok Sharma, who has responsibility for the UK Vaccine Taskforce:
As the Prime Minister has set out, we are at a critical stage to fight this second wave of coronavirus. The risk is that for the first time in our lives, the NHS will not be there for us and for our families.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, has expressed her delight that the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has listened to the concerns she raised on behalf of local residents, after new restrictions in place in the north east prevented informal childcare arrangements.
Yesterday I joined a zoom meeting with the Health Minister Nadine Dorries and Professor Peter Kelly, Director of Public Health for the North East, to discuss new measures which will come into force in our region at midnight tonight.
9,900 people in Anne-Marie Trevelyan’s Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency have had their jobs protected by the Government through the coronavirus pandemic.
£37,715,000 worth of grants provided to local businesses.