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Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:50 pm on 1st February 1995.

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Photo of Mr Bruce Grocott Mr Bruce Grocott , The Wrekin 5:50 pm, 1st February 1995

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for referring to Shropshire. Can he confirm that the immense problems that we face there stem not just from this year's settlement but from a succession of four bad settlements which have meant that services have been consistently threatened for four years? There is near-universal agreement in the county that the only way services can be maintained is by going through the capping limit.