Earlier today I called on the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Local Government to consider those villages in my constituency who will not receive social care provision whilst the local authorities face £millions cuts.
"Unfortunately, Durham has already had to make £55 million-worth of cuts. The precept will bring in £4 million, but another £40 million of cuts are in the pipeline. Some villages will face private contractors being unable to afford to provide any social care whatsoever. May I suggest that the Minister go back to the Treasury and ask for another announcement on 8 March?"