Briefings and responses

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.

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LGA response to Government consultation on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments, 4 March 2020

Although strengthened police powers offer the potential to help tackle unauthorised encampments, in isolation they are unlikely to solve the problems caused by them, since tackling unauthorised encampments requires a multi-agency response and the resources to support this.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s Phase 1 Report - 21 January

In the two and a half years since the Grenfell Tower fire, councils have worked with the Government to identify dangerous Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding on both social and private housing blocks.

Debate on Women's Mental Health, House of Commons, 3 October 2019

Councils across the country are doing all they can to safeguard and protect women and girls from all forms of harm. We support a public health approach to tackling serious violent crime against women and girls, which is a key contributor to poor mental health.

Domestic Abuse Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 2 October 2019

In order for the Bill to have real success in tackling domestic abuse and creating consistency of services, it must be underpinned by adequate, long term funding in key services including children’s services and housing.

LGA response to the Government’s consultation on Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs): Guidance Wednesday 25 September 2019

Where Knife Crime Protection Order (KCPO) areas are introduced, it will be essential to ensure the new orders effectively tackle knife crime. These orders should not contribute to the unnecessary criminalisation of young people.

LGA Submission to the Home Office Transparency in Supply Chains Consultation

The LGA welcomes this consultation and many of the recommendations in the Independent Review.

LGA response to MHCLG consultation on Building a Safer Future

Proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system - July 2019. The fire at Grenfell Tower exposed systemic failures in the building regulation system. It is right that we seek to correct these failures, to prevent a fire like the one at Grenfell tower from ever occurring again.

Response to the Government consultation on the future delivery of support to victims and their children in accommodation-based domestic abuse services in England, July 2019

Councils recognise they have an important role to play in tackling domestic abuse, alongside partners in health, education, housing, the police and wider services.

Impact of government policy on knife crime, House of Lords, 27 June 2019

Whilst announcements of new funds are welcome, this should not replace the core funding required to support integral local government services.

Government’s plans to support victims of domestic violence and abuse, House of Lords - 6 June 2019

The draft Domestic Abuse Bill, published in January 2019, has the potential to make important changes to help improve the lives of victims. Our ultimate aim should be preventing this abuse from occurring in the first place.

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