On Tuesday 29 September, Clwyd South MP, Simon Baynes, paid tribute to Clwyd South manufacturing businesses in the Chamber of the House of Commons.
Mr Baynes praised companies such as Cadbury's in Chirk (part of the Mondelez group), Barnett Engineering in Rhos and Ifor Williams Trailers in Cynwyd, and called them “the bedrock of our country's manufacturing sector.” He also asked the Minister, Amanda Solloway MP, to comment on how the Chancellor’s announcement of economic measures in the UK Government’s Winter Economy Plan will help Clwyd South companies through the Covid-19 crisis.
In response, Amanda Solloway MP said:
“I welcome the measures announced by the Chancellor last week and agree that manufacturing is a key component of the UK’s thriving industrial sector.
“The job support scheme will provide eligible manufacturing businesses in Clwyd South with a grant covering one third of all employees’ wages for hours not worked, up to a cap of £697.92 a month. Furthermore, the deadline for applications for coronavirus business interruption loans and the future fund has now been extended to 30 November.”
Speaking later, Simon Baynes MP said:
“Our manufacturing businesses and their staff in Clwyd South work incredibly hard to keep our supply chains moving and our economy humming – and I’m incredibly grateful to them for all that they do.
“The Chancellor's announcement of economic measures in the Winter Economy Plan, including the Job Support Scheme, as well as his promise of a ‘safety net’ for businesses, will go a long way to help our Clwyd South manufacturing businesses get through the Covid-19 pandemic.”