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Local Authority Finance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 15th December 2014.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat, Southport 2:30 pm, 15th December 2014

I admire the Minister’s calm, but the report says that half the local authority auditors, never mind the politicians, have grave concerns. Given that, and given that Labour itself wants to take £500 million out of local authority finance, is it not time for a wholesale review of local authority finance?