Local Government Finance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 4:33 pm on 3rd February 2010.

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Photo of John Denham John Denham The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 4:33 pm, 3rd February 2010

The hon. Gentleman might have welcomed the extra £20 million in all grants that his local authority will receive next year. The fact is that over several years there has been a process of devolving power to local government, of reducing ring-fencing and targets and of transferring responsibilities to local government-and we will continue to make progress in that direction. I shall say more about that in a moment.

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