Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:21 pm on 22nd February 2017.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health) 5:21 pm, 22nd February 2017

The temptation was too great.

Does the hon. Gentleman share my concern that between now and 2020 predominantly rural areas, including Cornwall and rural Norfolk, will lose out and that the proportion of total spend from council taxpayers in rural areas is significantly greater than that in urban areas? This is happening under a Conservative Government. Is he concerned, as I am, about the impact on rural areas?