Caring for the Elderly

Part of Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:25 pm on 15th July 2009.

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Photo of Nigel Waterson Nigel Waterson Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions 4:25 pm, 15th July 2009

The hon. Gentleman assumes that all councils will go down the route taken by some Labour and Liberal Democrat councils of cutting front-line services, instead of achieving efficiencies and savings in back-room operations, but I can tell him from my experience not only in my constituency but on the doorsteps in Norwich that the two-year council tax freeze is extremely popular, not least with pensioners, who bear the brunt of council tax rises.