Cameron: High Street should heart of community

David Cameron, prime minister, comments on Mary Portas' report on the High Street:

"The High Street should be at the very heart of every community, bringing people together, providing essential services and creating jobs and investment; so it is vital that we do all that we can to ensure they thrive.

"I am delighted that Mary Portas has produced such a clear vision on how we can create vibrant and diverse town centres and breathe life back into our high streets.

"The government will now review Mary’s recommendations and we will publish our response next spring."