On behalf of its members, the cross-party LGA regularly briefs parliamentarians of all political affiliations on issues of concern and relevance to local government ahead of debates in Parliament.

The most recent of these can be found here, as can the LGA's written responses to parliamentary inquiries, such as those held by Select Committees.

Below you'll find the latest LGA briefings plus links to historic briefings by programme area:

Latest briefings and responses

Impact of French government's decision to dismantle the Calais refugee camp on refugee children, House of Lords, Thursday 15 September 2016

Councils have an excellent track record in welcoming asylum seeking and refugee children and their families for many years and continue to work hard to support the many programmes for refugees and asylum seekers in current operation.

Policing and Crime Bill, House of Lords, Committee Stage, Wednesday 14 September 2016

The Secretary of State should only make an order transferring governance of the fire service to the Police and Crime Commissioner where there is local agreement to do so.

House of Commons debate, Social Fund funeral payments, Wednesday 14 September 2016

Local government has a wide ranging role in providing bereavement services to their residents. This includes registering deaths and providing coroners services, such as burial plots and cremation and providing public health funerals. For many people, this will be an incredibly difficult time in their lives, and councils want to ensure they provide bereaved families with the best support possible.

House of Commons debate, Fire risk from faulty tumble dryers, Tuesday 13 September 2016

There were approximately 2,190 tumble dryer fires between 2012 and 2014, equating to three fires a day. This can lead to people's homes being ruined, and in the most severe cases, can endanger people's lives.

Digital Economy Bill House of Commons, Second Reading, 13 September 2016

The LGA welcomes the Government's proposed creation of a broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO). Access to fast and reliable digital connectivity is a necessity for households and businesses in the UK. Excellent digital connectivity is also a major driver behind growth, jobs and the emerging creative industries and is particularly important to rural communities.

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