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LGA responds to children securing primary school places
LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019
One year on: soft drinks levy needs to go beyond the school gate
Residential construction sector, modern methods of construction, and the steps being taken to boost the housing supply, House of Lords, 24 April 2019
Councils once again have a key role in delivering more affordable housing and helping to build 300,000 new homes a year.
LGA responds to EPI report on off-rolling
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by the Education Policy Institute on unexplained pupil exits from schools.
Debate on plastics recycling, House of Commons - 23 April 2019
Councils have been successful in establishing recycling infrastructure and services. 99 per cent of local authorities currently collect plastic bottles, and over half (52 per cent) provide drop off points for plastics.
“Every child should have a fair chance of getting into their parents’ preferred school and councils and schools work extremely hard to try and ensure that as many pupils as possible are allocated their first preference.”
LGA responds to latest figures on teenage pregnancies
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to latest ONS figures published today on teenage pregnancies in England and Wales for 2017.
LGA responds to Which? research on product safety
"It is vital that the Government and partners work with councils so that they continue to retain timely access to information on unsafe product alerts."
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