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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Psychoactive Substances Bill

The LGA strongly supports the move by the Government to ban the distribution, sale and supply of new psychoactive substances (NPS).

Preventing homelessness in the context of the current spending review | House of Lords

Councils are delivering homelessness strategies that seek to respond to local conditions.

FGM | House of Lords

There are over 125,000 women in England and Wales estimated to be living with the consequences of FGM.

Investigatory Powers Bill

Key briefing and summary points for local government on the Investigatory Powers Bill.

Policing and Crime Bill

Key summary points and briefings for local government on the Policing and Crime Bill.

Introduction of Medical Examiners and Reforms to Death Certification in England and Wales

This response has been informed by extensive discussions with representatives of councils and from the evidence and learning from the two major piloting areas, Sheffield and Gloucestershire.

Policing and Crime Act 2017 – implications for police and crime panels in England

This briefing note provides a summary of the provisions of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (PCA 2017) that impact on the work of Police and Crime Panels (PCPs / panels).

LGA submission to the call for evidence for the independent review of building regulations and fire safety, 13 October 2017

The LGA welcomes the opportunity to submit evidence to the independent review of building regulations and fire safety. Councils across the country are clear that no one should have to live in fear about their safety, be that in the buildings they live in, work in or visit.

Debate on challenges facing problem gamblers, House of Lords, Thursday 23 November 2017

Problem gambling can impact on individuals and their families’ physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing as well as having a wider impact on society through crime and disorder.

LGA response to the Casey review on integration December 2017

The Local Government Association welcomes the helpful insight provided by the Dame Louise Casey review into opportunity and integration.

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