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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 Mr Sebastian Coe Mr Sebastian Coe , Falmouth and Camborne 7:48 pm, 1st February 1995

Will my hon. Friend thank the chief executive of Somerset county council for passing on to me, and to my two colleagues in Cornwall, some remarkably helpful information which I have with me in the Chamber? That information supports my hon. Friend's point and it reveals the lie about massive cuts. Cornwall county council's total spend per head of population is £589.60, which is £18 higher than the county average. How on earth can that be portrayed as a cut? We are talking about priorities which are being set by Liberal Democrat councillors.