Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 18 July on the Government’s review of local government finance.
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Caroline Flint, responded to the statement on behalf of the opposition.
Watch the statement on Parliament TV and read the views expressed by MPs in Commons Hansard.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.
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