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: Decarbonisation of transport - DfT call for ideas

LGA response to the Department of Transport (DfT) call for ideas on decarbonisation of transport.

LGA submission to DfT’s Future of transport regulatory review, 3 July 2020

The LGA has responded to the Government’s regulatory review on the future of transport technology. We have responded to the questions that cover the overall policy and regulatory framework for councils.

Westminster Hall Debate: Net zero targets and decarbonising transport, House of Commons, Tuesday 4 February 2020

We are calling for the devolution of the bus service operator grant and for all councils to be given the ability to franchise local services.

LGA submission to Introduction of green number plates for ultra low emission vehicles

The LGA is supportive of efforts to increase the uptake of low emission vehicles.

Taxi and private hire licensing reform, House of Commons, 3 October 2019

Existing outdated taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) licensing laws need to be updated and strengthened.  The LGA is calling on the Government to take forward commitments it made in response to its task and finish group’s report and introduce reform legislation in the next Queen’s Speech.

Debate on transport for towns, House of Commons, 19 February 2019

The Government has made the future of transport and mobility a ‘grand challenge’ in its Industrial Strategy. Councils have an important role to play in this.

LGA submission to Williams Rail Review

Councils wish to see a successful rail industry that supports local growth and is properly connected with the fabric of local economies.

General debate on road safety, House of Commons, 5 November 2018

Local authorities take road safety very seriously, and work hard to keep local roads safe by maintaining and improving them. It is vitally important that commuters, businesses, residents and visitors can travel safely and easily within our local areas.

LGA response to Clean Air Strategy - 14 August 2018

The plan sets out a variety of different actions across a number of different public agencies. What the plan does not acknowledge sufficiently is that these actions are in addition to current activity.

Debate on improving air quality, House of Commons, 28 June 2018

The joint Select Committee report into improving air quality is positive. The Government should consider the Committees’ warning that the support currently available to local authorities is inadequate.

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