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Photo of Ian Liddell-Grainger Ian Liddell-Grainger Conservative, Bridgwater and West Somerset 11:01 am, 17th January 2013

The local government settlement has just been announced. Before next year’s settlement, may we have a debate to discuss the difference between urban money and rural money? That still presents a problem, and now is the time to discuss it so that we can get it right for next year.

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Jim Butterworth
Posted on 18 Jan 2013 12:06 pm (Report this annotation)

Well said, Ian.

West Somerset may be the first, but many more are close to bankruptcy.

It will be embarrassing for the Government if they are seen to preside over the failure of rural District Councils.