Lord Beith

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Liberal Democrat Peer

Central Government Funding for Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of funding for local councils.

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Lord Beith consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government

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Major votes

  • On 10 Feb 2015: Lord Beith voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2015-16 at a level 25% lower than it was set for 2014-15. Show vote
  • On 13 Feb 2013: Lord Beith voted to approve the amounts of Revenue Support Grant proposed by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to pay to local councils in 2013-14 Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Lord Beith voted to reduce funding for local councils by 4 percent in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 29 Jun 2010: Lord Beith voted against expressing regret in relation to central funding of local government and against resolving to base future decisions on local government funding on fairness, protecting front line services and promoting growth. Show vote

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