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Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:48 pm on 1st February 1995.

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Photo of John Gummer John Gummer Secretary of State for Environment 7:48 pm, 1st February 1995

Did my hon. Friend notice that, although we were promised clearly by the Liberal Democrat spokesman, the hon. Member for Bath (Mr. Foster), that he would explain how Somerset could increase the number of people it employed by more than 3 per cent. and how it could receive significant extra sums this year, but that that meant there had to be a cut in the education budget, he did not manage to get to that point in his extremely long speech? Does my hon. Friend know the answer?