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Prime Minister speaks to school children and business owners

Photo: ITV Border

On his trip to the Lake District this morning, David Cameron visited Grasmere Primary School to speak to pupils who had written to him about the problems caused by the closure of the A591 road because of flood damage.

A pupil at Grasmere Primary School tells the Prime Minister about the problems the A591 closure is causing. Credit: ITV Border

He then went to Allan Bank in Grasmere, the former home of the poet William Wordsworth. There he met business people, many of whom have lost trade because fewer people are visiting the Lake District.

Cameron met with a panel of local business people who had lost trade because of the floods. Credit: ITV Border

While welcoming the money to help tourism they also told him of the need to act quickly to repair roads and bridges.

Mr. Cameron said they were trying to get the A591 road open as quickly as possible.

He also said he didn't expect council tax payers in Cumbria to have to pay more to help pay for all the repairs across the county.

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