Local Government Finance: Population Mobility

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research her Department (a) has carried out and (b) intends to carry out on the implications of population mobility on public service costs to local authorities.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (Local Government & Community Cohesion), Department for Communities and Local Government

Communities and Local Government have neither carried out or currently intend to carry out research on population mobility.

However, officials will discuss research relating to the implications of population mobility on funding that has been undertaken by Local Government representatives in the Settlement Working Group meetings. These will be held between February and mid-June.

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