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 Briefing: Armed Forces Covenant, House of Commons debate, 22 November 2018

All councils in England have signed the voluntary Armed Forces Covenant and are committed to honouring their obligations to those who have served their country.

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill Report Stage, House of Lords, 21 November 2018

The final legislation needs to highlight the rights of individuals to be consulted in decisions and ensure that they, their families and carers, and the sector as a whole, have the confidence that there will be independent oversight of those decisions when appropriate.

LGA response to DfE consultation on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education draft regulations and statutory guidance

The LGA supports the Government’s decision to make relationship education at primary and relationship and sex education at secondary compulsory in all schools and health education compulsory in all state-funded schools, however we would like to see HE made compulsory in all schools

LGA Briefing: Veterans Strategy, House of Commons and House of Lords debates, 15 November 2018

All councils in England have signed the voluntary Armed Forces Covenant and are committed to honouring their obligations to those who have served their country.

LGA Briefing Opposition day debate on mental health, House of Commons, 13 November 2018

Despite rising demand, mental health services have been reduced for many years at all levels.

Debate on the Task and Finish Group report on taxi and private hire licensing, House of Commons, 13 November 2018

We have long-called for the existing outdated taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) licensing laws to be updated and strengthened.

House of Commons Debate: School Funding, 13 November 2018

All children deserve access to the best possible education. Data shows that council-maintained schools receive better Ofsted ratings, and improve more quickly, than academy schools.

‘A new deal for social housing’ green paper - LGA response

Councils are proud of their housing and the families that call it home, they are committed to improving standards, to empowering and supporting tenants, and to expanding the stock of social housing for those in need of a secure, quality, affordable home.

LGA response to MHCLG consultation on rents for social housing from 2020-21

We believe it is important to retain an element of local flexibility within a stable long-term national framework of rent increases.

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.

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