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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th February 1987.

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Photo of Dr Jack Cunningham Dr Jack Cunningham Shadow Secretary of State, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment 12:00 am, 4th February 1987

How can these proposals—which, in effect, give the Government control over 80 per cent. of local government income—be consistent with increasing responsibility and accountability at local level? How can the Minister say that they will be beneficial to the north when Manchester would lose about £29 million of income a year, Sheffield £25 million a year and Newcastle upon Tyne £25 million a year and London would suffer a redistribution of income of almost £1 billion as a result of these proposals? How will that help to alleviate inner city problems?