Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Part of Department for Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 4:33 pm on 2nd July 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) 4:33 pm, 2nd July 2019

I thank the hon. Gentleman for his point. As I say, I am looking forwards.

On adult social care, the Liberal Democrats are proposing—I would be curious to know whether Labour is planning the same—a penny in the pound on income tax to add to the social care budget, in order to sort out the short-term funding issues. That has to be just a short-term solution. The longer-term solution is not this tit-for-tat political to-ing and fro-ing; it has to be a cross-party effort to find a long-term settlement that will last for decades, not years.