Local Government Funding — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 27th March 2019.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) 2:30 pm, 27th March 2019

The hon. Lady is absolutely right to point out that the impact is felt beyond council staff and workers, and particularly on children and families. Will she reflect on the fact that in 2008 there were fewer than 60,000 children in care and that today it is more than 75,000? At the same time, since 2008, there has been a 49% cut in early intervention