Local Government Financing

Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 8:25 pm on 29th June 2010.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield 8:25 pm, 29th June 2010

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for referring to some of those areas, many of which are former pit villages. I have played cricket in a lot of them. The hon. Gentleman fails to understand that the areas he is on about are precisely the areas that are going to suffer from the cuts that his Government are making. We are talking about rich, southern shire counties such as Surrey, not his constituency. The hon. Gentleman is arguing for cuts that will greatly affect those mining villages.

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