Local Government Financing

Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 6:35 pm on 29th June 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Conservative, Burton 6:35 pm, 29th June 2010

In my constituency, unemployment trebled in just over two years under the previous Labour Government. Businesses and households in my constituency had to tighten their belts. They have had to make substantial savings in their business incomes and their business and household expenditure. If I told them that they had to reduce just 1% of their household budget, they would think that that was getting off lightly.

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