Responding to the Chancellor's press conference yesterday evening, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:
“More gowns for NHS and care workers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis are welcome but frankly 140,000 gowns is a drop in the ocean compared to what we need to ensure the protection of all frontline health and care workers.
“The Chancellor points to international supply chain problems with PPE but that does not change the fact that the Government left the country woefully unprepared for this pandemic and reacted too slowly.
“The Liberal Democrats have proposed a support package to ensure our frontline workers get the protective equipment they need and properly recompense them for the risks they're taking. If the Government wish to try and reclaim some control of their response to coronavirus, I urge them to start by supporting our plan."