Local Government and Social Care Funding

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:46 pm on 24th April 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 2:46 pm, 24th April 2019

The hon. Lady is making a valuable contribution. One of the big problems in social care is the lack of social workers, which local authorities cannot fund because of the gigantic cuts conducted over the years by this Government. It is about time we faced up to the fact that austerity has gone on far longer than the second world war and, quite frankly, rationing.