Local Authority Services

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

I am sorry that the hon. Gentleman has clearly not been through the consultation, which demonstrates on various issues such as social care where deprivation is firmly relevant. We are ensuring that we provide support for councils—[Interruption.] The hon. Gentleman keeps saying “baseline”; he seems to have gone into some kind of trance. We are providing £650 million for social care in the settlement for the forthcoming year because we absolutely recognise local authorities’ demands and needs; it is about seeing that local government is well supported for its communities.