Briefings and responses

On behalf of its membership, the cross-party LGA regularly submits to Government consultations, briefs parliamentarians and responds to a wide range of parliamentary inquiries. Our recent responses to government consultations and parliamentary briefings can be found here.

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Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Act 2022

This briefing outlines what the Act covers and how it will impact local government.

Online Safety Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, 12 July 2022

The Local Government Association (LGA) supports the overall aims of the Online Safety Bill (OSB), which makes provisions for Ofcom to regulate certain internet services.

Online Safety Bill, Second Reading , House of Commons, 19 April 2022

The Local Government Association (LGA) supports the overall aims of the Online Safety Bill (OSB), which makes provisions for the regulation by Ofcom of certain internet services.

Tackling drug crime in local communities, House of Commons, 20 April 2022

The LGA continues to work with the Home Office to tackle serious and serious organised crime. In particular, the harrowing exploitation of children and young people by county lines drugs gangs is a significant and increasing concern for councils, and they are working hard with Government and local partners to protect those at risk of abuse.

The Local Government (Disqualifcation) Bill, Report Stage, House of Commons, 13 January 2022

The LGA supports the objective of the Local Government (Disqualification) Bill to ensure the highest standards of integrity and conduct in public life. We agree that it is right that individuals convicted of sexual offences outlined in the Bill should be disqualified from running for public office or retaining their seat if already elected.

Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 8 December 2021

The PCSC Bill covers a wide range of community safety issues and seeks to introduce measures which aim to have an impact on victims of crime, those who perpetrate crimes, and wider community safety.

The White Ribbon campaign which seeks to end male violence against women, House of Lords, 25 November 2021

White Ribbon UK is part of the global White Ribbon movement to end men’s violence against women. UK White Ribbon Day, on 25 November 2021, is a national day to raise awareness, educate and campaign to change the cultures that lead to violence against women and girls and marks the start of the 16 days of Action to end gender-based violence. 

Westminster Hall debate on the safety of women and the regulation of pedicabs in London - 16 November 2021

Councils play an important role, alongside police and other partners, in protecting their communities and assuring that they are safe places to live. A whole society approach, underpinned by a Government commitment to provide long-term funding to councils, is needed to give women and girls confidence that there is not just the will but also the power to improve things through cultural change.

National resilience strategy call for evidence Local Government Association response - September 2021

The LGA welcomes the development of a new national resilience strategy and review of the Civil Contingencies Act (the Act).

Domestic abuse support within safe accommodation: Statutory guidance and regulations consultation, 27 July 2021

This is the Local Government Association’s response to the Government’s consultation on its draft statutory guidance to accompany the new statutory duty placed on local authorities to deliver domestic abuse support within safe accommodation.

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