On Sky News, Kay Burley pressed Jenrick four times about it. But he kept giving the same answer (or no answer).
So far the leave program has operated as a UK-wide program. But Scotland is now on a different lockdown cycle than England – Nicola Sturgeon presented its own version of a firewall on Friday 9 October, almost a month before the English lockdown began – and the Scottish government wants to know it will be able to access the leave program if it needs to. another lockout later. Sturgeon was also more cautious about opening up the economy than Johnson, suggesting at one point in the fall that she would have made the restrictions even tougher if she could fund better support for workers (that’s i.e. a vacation program).
After Jenrick’s interview, Sturgeon posted this on Twitter.
We will know more later, because there is a UQ that covers this in the Commons.
Here is the agenda for the day.
9h30: The ONS publishes its weekly death figures for England and Wales.
12h: Downing Street is to hold its daily briefing in the lobby.
12h15: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to hold her regular coronavirus briefing.
12h15: Dr Andrew Goodall, Managing Director of NHS Wales, gives a briefing on the coronavirus situation in Wales.
12h30: A Treasury Minister responds to an urgent Labor Party question on economic support for workers and businesses during the lockdown.
14h30: Professor Chris Whitty, the government’s chief medical adviser, and Sir Patrick Vallance, its chief scientific adviser, testify before the Commons Science Committee as part of its investigation into “the capacity and influence of science, of UK research and technology on global disease epidemics ”.
17h: Dido Harding, NHS Testing and Tracing Manager, addresses the CBI conference.
Politics Live is now turning into a live blog on the UK coronavirus and, given how the Covid crisis overshadows everything, this will continue for the foreseeable future. But we’ll also cover non-Covid political stories, and when they seem bigger or more interesting, they will take precedence.
Here is our live blog on the global coronavirus.
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