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Local Government Finance Settlement — Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:56 pm on 9th January 2014.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) 4:56 pm, 9th January 2014

I am grateful to the noble Baroness. Is she saying that you can have any increase you like under 10% as long as the Government approve of it? Why does she not allow the electorate to make its judgement as it does upon Governments, at the ballot box at elections?