Prime Minister accused of “one law for her own constituency” as Parliament hears it’s the least hit by austerity
In a question about sprinklers being urgently needed in tower blocks after the Grenfell Tower disaster, Prime Minister’s Questions today heard how the Prime Minister’s constituency has been protected from the austerity cuts that have ravaged other local authorities around the country.
“Not one penny to fit sprinklers to Birmingham’s 230 tower blocks from Government,” said Jack Dromey, MP for the Birmingham constituency of Erdington.
“Now the city suffering the biggest cuts in local government history is to suffer a further £100 million unfair funding cuts,” added the Labour MP.
“Yet Maidenhead is the constituency the least hard-hit of any in Britain.
“How can the Prime Minister begin to justify one law for her own constituency and another law for the great city of Birmingham?”
Theresa May look rattled and said that a new local government settlement is due before parliament.
“We have been very clear in relation to fire safety arrangements and any actions that needs to be taken by local authorities – that they need to discuss this with the Department of Communities and Local Government,” she added, insisting, “we will ensure that it is possible for the necessary safety work to be undertaken.”
#PMQs "Since #Grenfell we've had not one penny to fit sprinklers to tower blocks in Birmingham. The Prime Minister's constituency of Maidenhead is the least hard hit by cuts of any constituency in the country.How can the Prime Minister justify one law for her own constituency, and another law for the great city of Birmingham?"Jack Dromey MP, The Labour Party
Posted by Nye Bevan News on Wednesday, 13 December 2017
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