Andrew has paid tribute to the Chancellor's decision to extend the furlough scheme to April 2021, and confirming it will be applied throughout the UK.
At the end of Chancellor Rishi Sunak's statement in the Chamber of the House of Commons today, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Andrew Bowie said the move has demonstrated the UK government "acts for and supports people around this country".
"Can I thank my right honourable Friend for listening and acting and demonstrating yet again, as it has throughout this entire crisis, that this UK Government, this one nation Conservative government, acts for and supports people around this country, no matter what region or nation they reside in."
Mr Sunak, the Chancellor, described the exchange as a "fitting place to end" the statement.
"My honourable Friend is absolutely right, it is a demonstration of the strength of the Union and undeniable truth of this crisis that we have been able to provide this level of economic support, because we are one United Kingdom."
Mr Sunak said the scheme will pay up to 80% of a person's wage up to £2,500 a month. He told the Commons that the government will review the policy in January and it will "protect millions of jobs." As part of the revised scheme, anyone made redundant after 23 September can be rehired and put back on furlough.
The full exchange between Andrew and the Chancellor can be seen here - https://www.facebook.com/bowie4wak/videos/2803905109850968/