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Local Government Finances

Part of Opposition Day — [1st allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 7:56 pm on 8th December 2009.

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Photo of John Denham John Denham The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 7:56 pm, 8th December 2009

We believe that in the coming year local government can make the additional savings that are needed, which total less than £250 million. Obviously for future years there has not yet been a comprehensive spending review, so we do not know the overall settlement for those years. However, I believe that local government can meet that target. I also believe that local government welcomes the commitment that has been made in the current proposals to the development of adult social care in its areas.

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