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Topical Questions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 12:00 am, 24th April 2017

I welcome the Select Committee’s work in this important area, and I will listen carefully to the final research it comes up with. The hon. Gentleman will know, first, that more funding is helpful, and the local government Minister, my hon. Friend Mr Jones, referred to that earlier. However, there also need to be longer term changes that make the whole sector more sustainable, and that includes skills.