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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NHS and Social Care Commission | House of Commons

Adult social care needs to be on a sustainable financial footing and the pressures on the system need to be properly understood.

The resettlement of Syrian Refugees | Westminster Hall debate

The LGA is working alongside the Government, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) to ensure individual needs are assessed so that the resettlement offers match people's requirements.

Levels of child poverty | Westminster Hall

Councils are best-placed to understand the range of needs faced by disadvantaged children.

Childhood Obesity Strategy | Backbench Business Committee Debate

Local government has a huge, central role to play in tackling this problem.

Psychoactive Substances Bill

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

Support for local authorities after Storm Eva | Westminster Hall

Councils have been at the forefront of activity ahead of, during and after flooding to support their residents and businesses.

The ability of the National Health Service to meet present and future demands | House of Lords

There is cross-party consensus within local government that integration is the only way to achieve a sustainable and effective health and care service.

Care homes in England | House of Commons

Local government still faces additional financial burdens meaning further savings are required.

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill

The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill is a positive step as it stands to give areas the range of powers they need.

Finance Settlement 2015

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