Local Government Financing

Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 6:04 pm on 29th June 2010.

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Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Labour, Salford and Eccles 6:04 pm, 29th June 2010

My hon. Friend has made the extremely important point that despite what some Government Members have said, the working neighbourhood fund is a long-term programme that is beginning to get results. We are seeing from the evaluation that it works in an intensive, neighbourhood-focused way and is getting people from some of the most difficult cases of intergenerational unemployment back into work. What do we see now? We see a Government who profess to want to reform the welfare system and get people back into work cutting the very programmes that can succeed in our communities.

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