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Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:56 am on 3rd April 2001.

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Photo of Mr Keith Darvill Mr Keith Darvill Labour, Upminster 9:56 am, 3rd April 2001

Does my hon. Friend agree that although those comparisons appear to be reasonable, they tend to undermine the system of local government finance in the eyes of the electorate?