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Transport minister: Not role of Government to prop up firms that go bust


Transport minister Kelly Tolhurst said the Government “stands ready” to support Flybe passengers and staff, but that it is not the role of the Government to “prop up” firms which go bust. In a statement, she told MPs: “Our immediate priority is to support passengers travelling home and employees who have lost their jobs. “Unfortunately, in a competitive market, companies do fail and it is not the role of Government to prop them up.”

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