Local Government Funding

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 2:44 pm on 28th March 2018.

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Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Conservative, South Suffolk 2:44 pm, 28th March 2018

When interventions transmute into speeches, some of us get a little frustrated. The point is that difficult decisions had to be made when we were faced with the highest budget deficit since the war in 2010. The hon. Gentleman is effectively saying that we should have protected the Department for Communities and Local Government budget, just as we chose to protect the NHS. What taxes would he have increased or what other Departments would he have cut to pay for that?