Local Government Funding

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 28th March 2018.

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Photo of Paul Sweeney Paul Sweeney Shadow Minister (Scotland) 4:00 pm, 28th March 2018

The hon. Gentleman describes the SNP’s recent budget as “progressive”. The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities says that councils need £545 million just to stand still, yet the budget settlement imposed by the SNP was just £159 million. That yawning gap has not been filled. How can that possibly be progressive?