He said the government is investing in the Northern Power Plant and is “passionate” about helping people find jobs and gain the skills they need. Many parts of the north are now at level 3, preventing households from mixing inside and out.
Regarding free school meals, Zahawi says the best way to support low-income families is “through local government”. He says they need to target the money where it’s needed most.
He commended the education secretary for the summer activity camps and pilot feeding programs, but reiterated that it must be a “team effort” with local authorities and the government. social protection system.
He says footballer Marcus Rashford is doing an “incredible job” of highlighting some of the problems, but he says it is “complex”.
In Testing and Traceability – Mr. Zahawi says boss Dido Harding “does a really tough job very well”.
He says she “led the team in an incredible way” – despite contact tracing rates dropping to their lowest this weekend.