Local Government Finance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 5:39 pm on 3rd February 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Pelling Andrew Pelling Independent, Croydon Central 5:39 pm, 3rd February 2010

The hon. Lady was quite right to underline how she is talking about the urgency of reform. She mentioned gearing, and a strong example of that is the London authority, where the gearing is one in 12-the system there is ridiculous. As there is urgency, do you feel that a Liberal Democrat-influenced Government would seek an urgent change to the local government financial system in the first year?

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