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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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.

The decline in the use of buses in England, House of Lords, 8 March 2018

A diverse range of bus services operate outside England’s major cities, from inter-urban connectors through small networks around towns to relatively long-distance services often providing the only transport link to small communities other than a private car.

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Existing outdated taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) licensing laws need to be updated and strengthened.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.

Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities consultation - LGA submission

As well as submitting this response the LGA hopes we can continue to work with Government to suggest improvements to the strategy and ensure we meet the Government’s responsibilities in delivering clean air across the country.

Subsidised bus services in England | House of Lords

In this year alone (2016), total bus mileage in England outside London decreased by 2.8 per cent, the largest annual decrease since 2003/04.

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.

LGA submission to the future of lane rental consultation, 27 October 2017

The LGA supports the further roll out of lane rental to any authority that wishes to make use of the powers. We would also support more options being considered developing the Government’s proposed super permits. 

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.

LGA response to Strategic Route Network proposal, 7 February 2018

The LGA welcomed the creation of Highways England and the Road Improvement Strategy (RIS). Long term funding certainty and sustained investment are welcome developments for the strategic network.

LGA response to Major Road Network proposal - 19 March 2018

The LGA has called for a fairer balance in the way Government treats and funds the Strategic Roads Network (SRN), which makes up less than 3 per cent of the country’s road network, compared to the local roads network, which makes the remaining 97 per cent.

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