Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:55 pm on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 5:55 pm, 5th February 2019

I probably agree with most of the points about devolution made by John Stevenson, but I strongly disagreed with his comments about the situation in 2010. It was clear that we had an international financial crisis, and Gordon Brown deserves a great deal of credit for mitigating its consequences on the international stage. That should be put firmly on record.