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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Childhood Obesity Strategy | Backbench Business Committee Debate

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

Levels of child poverty | Westminster Hall

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

Childcare Bill

Local government plays an important role in providing support to children in their early years.

Educational Excellence Everywhere White Paper

The LGA opposes both forced academisation and the transfer of significant powers relating to education to unelected civil servants.

Unaccompanied children | Westminster Hall

We are working to ensure local authorities are able to deliver their duties and keep children safe.

Supporting unaccompanied children | House of Lords

Councils have an excellent track record in welcoming unaccompanied children for many years and continue to work hard to support the many programmes for refugees and asylum seekers in current operation.

Social mobility | House of Lords

There is clear evidence that where people are born into or experience poverty, it significantly impacts on their life chances.

Education and social mobility | Opposition day debate

Data shows that council-maintained schools receive better Ofsted ratings, and improve more quickly, than academy schools.

Child poverty | Westminster Hall debate

Every resident has the right to a good quality of life, and to aspire to improve their circumstances regardless of their background or where they live.

Children in care | House of Commons

Finding loving homes for children is one of the most important jobs that councils do.


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