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HULL CITY COUNCIL LEADER AND LGA CHAIR ON 'LAST RESORT' INTERVENTION

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Hull City Council would deserve government intervention if it failed to sort ...
Hull City Council would deserve government intervention if it failed to sort

out its problems, council leader Simone Butterworth told BBC Radio Four's

Today programme this morning.

'No-one wants to see the private sector running local government,' she said.

'However, you can understand why the government wants local government to

learn from the private sector because the private sector has clear focus and

flexibility in terms of business plans.'

But if the private sector were sent into Hull, she said, 'I would think

that we had failed.

'If we were that bad at recognising our own situation and attempting to

remedy it, then surely we would merit that type of intervention.'

Sending in the private sector to run local authorities should only be a last

resort, Local Government Association chair Sir Jeremy Beecham told Today.

'There may be a small number of cases where intervention is necessary,' he

said. But it should only be where 'the object of the exercise is to restore

that authority's management to the point where the local authority can

resume control.'

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