Local Government Funding

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 5:31 pm on 28th March 2018.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood 5:31 pm, 28th March 2018

The Minister has just asserted that local government will have a real-terms increase. Does he accept that, as the National Audit Office has said, a 49.1% real-terms reduction in that funding has occurred in the past seven or eight years since the Conservative party has been in power?