Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Part of Department for Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 2nd July 2019.

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Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Conservative, Thirsk and Malton 6:30 pm, 2nd July 2019

I understand that the hon. Gentleman’s preference was not for making cuts to local authorities over the past few years, and he makes a good case for that. However, faced with the challenge in 2010 of balancing the books against a backdrop of £153 billion annual deficit, where would he have made the cuts?