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Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 1st February 1995.

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Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe , Bradford South 6:30 pm, 1st February 1995

Surely it is a bit rich for the hon. Gentleman to give us lessons in the use of local authority funding. When he was leader of Bradford council—this happened on the casting vote of the lord mayor—he took £13 million out of the council's budget and set the pubs of Bradford running.