Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health) 12:00 am, 5th December 2018

The Prime Minister may recall that, last week, I asked her about the terrible funding settlement for Tyne and Wear fire and rescue service. Well, I was not happy with the answer, so I am going to try again. In the light of the fact that funding local services such as police and fire through the council tax precept just does not work in areas such as mine, will she look again at this funding formula, which will leave such areas perilously close to having unsafe fire and police services very soon?