Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Part of Department for Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 5:36 pm on 2nd July 2019.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 5:36 pm, 2nd July 2019

My hon. Friend is making an interesting point about Total Place and how we should approach things, and we had some evidence on that in our recent Select Committee inquiry into local government funding. Does he accept however, that in order to hold that all together we need some local accountability, so we ought to be looking at how we devolve some of those powers to local government, and with it a better system of funding, as my hon. Friend has rightly said?