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Torbay (Economic Support)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:46 pm on 18th March 2015.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Liberal Democrat, Torbay 4:46 pm, 18th March 2015

The Minister has spoken a lot about peripheral funds. Sadly, Brixham and Whiterock are not in my constituency, but they are important to my constituents because many of them work there and there is a lot of interaction. She has not, however, addressed local government funding—the bread and butter, core funding for the area—which has gone down by 11%, 4%, 5%, 10% and, in the last year, by 17%. We have done well on the periphery, but the core funding has been reduced.