Local Government Funding Settlement

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:59 am on 13th December 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 11:59 am, 13th December 2018

Further to the point raised by Martin Vickers—my hon. Friend in this respect—will the Secretary of State, given the reputed back-office and other savings produced by the move to unitary authorities, look at setting up a fund to encourage the remaining parts of the country at least to consider doing so as the way forward in really making local government work in those areas?