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Local Government Finance Settlement - Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:32 pm on 19th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Hussain Lord Hussain Liberal Democrat 6:32 pm, 19th December 2017

My Lords, I listened carefully to the Minister’s Statement. Speaking as a former councillor on a local authority for 10 or 11 years, I know that many areas in the country are very deprived. Some of them are not only the most deprived areas in the country, but it is sad to see that in England and Wales we have some of the most deprived areas in Europe. I did not hear much in the Statement about plans to uplift those areas from the deprivation they have suffered for decades.