Local Government Financing

Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 3:43 pm on 29th June 2010.

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Photo of John Denham John Denham Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 3:43 pm, 29th June 2010

If I may, I will just complete the point I was making by giving one last example.

We were told that there would be a 2% limit on cuts; however, Corby council faces a cut of 15% in one year, because the figures did not include the housing and planning delivery grant. Corby council did the right thing: it gave planning permission for houses and economic development-and now it has had to pay for that with a 15% cut. I now give way to the hon. Member for Croydon Central.

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