Lords debates government support for neighbourhood services
25 October 2019
On Thursday 24 October, members of the House of Lords, including a vice-president of the Local Government Association, debated the levels of government support for neighbourhood services provided by district councils and local authorities.
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This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Greaves (Liberal Democrat), councillor, Pendle Borough Council.
Members taking part included:
- Baroness Janke (Liberal Democrat), vice-president of the Local Government Association
- Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour), Lords shadow spokesperson for communities and local government
- Earl of Listowel (Crossbench), board member and trustee, Brent Centre for Young People
- Baroness Redfern (Conservative), councillor, North Lincolnshire Council
Viscount Younger of Leckie (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government, responded on behalf of the government.
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Image: House of Lords / Roger Harris 2019