Topical Questions

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 28th January 2019.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Treasury)

Councils in deprived areas such as mine are desperately scrambling to find the funds to meet their needs while facing almost double the spending cuts of the least-deprived area. The Minister says that this is about population, but London is home to 16% of the population and has suffered 30% of the cuts. This Government still favour wealthy areas over poor ones. Is that because they are mostly Tory areas?