Great news that Chipping Nortoin is shortlisted in the @TheGbHighSt awards. I have been urging people to vote to support the town and its businesses!
I told the House this week and asked the Prime Minister about small business support in market towns.
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Robert Courts (Witney) (Con) The Prime Minister will remember visiting the Witney constituency recently. I am pleased to report that Chipping Norton has been shortlisted for the Great British High Street awards. Will she join me in congratulating the small businesses of Chipping Norton, and can she tell me what support Government offer to the small businesses in our market towns?
The Prime Minister -May I take this opportunity, which is my first opportunity, to welcome my hon. Friend to this Chamber? I congratulate him on his excellent result in the by-election. My hon. Friend's question brings back many happy memories for me, because when I was a child Chipping Norton was our local town. I used to go there and spend my pocket money assiduously in the shops, so I have done my bit for his high street in Chipping Norton. We are very clear, as a Government, that the action we have taken on issues such as business rates is there to help to support small businesses.