Topical Questions

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

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Photo of Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Labour, Enfield, Southgate

Last week’s National Audit Office report confirmed that councils have responded to dwindling spending power by reducing spending on non-statutory children’s services. Despite evidence showing that preventive services work, they now account for just 25% of spending. Will the Minister assure the House that the upcoming spending review will explicitly address the lack of resources allocated to early intervention services?