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Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:11 pm on 1st February 1995.

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Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry , High Peak 7:11 pm, 1st February 1995

Will my hon. Friend confirm that Derbyshire council has an abysmal record in the amount of money that it holds back for central administration? Will he confirm that, if it was as efficient as Nottinghamshire council, which itself is not very efficient, it would have another £70 to spend per child in schools? That would be better than spending the money on its bureaucrats in county hall.