AN MP has shown her support for Adult Gaming Centre (AGC) businesses as she believes they have been let down by the government.

Yasmin Qureshi, MP for Bolton South East, said multiple AGCs in her constituency contacted her about the government u-turn surrounding their businesses.

AGCs were due to reopen on June 15 as part of coronavirus locking easing.

However, just a few days before this date they were told they couldn’t reopen, despite spending significant money on getting ready to reopen and un-furloughing staff.

Ms Qureshi said: “Multiple AGCs in Bolton South East contacted me about how this Government u-turn had hit their businesses hard and put their futures at risk, with the possibility of redundancies.

“I wrote to the prime minister to highlight their plight and how damaging it is for businesses to be told to work towards opening on a certain date, only for the rug to be pulled from under them. The Government must have known that businesses would work towards the targets that they set and incur costs as a result.”

A reply from Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, Nigel Huddleston, is on Ms Qureshi’s website.