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LGA DEMANDS EXTRA EMERGENCY CASH

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The Local Government Association has called on the government to provide an extra£17m for emergency planning. ...
The Local Government Association has called on the government to provide an extra £17m for emergency planning.

The association says £36m is needed by councils to fund emergency planning, compared to the £19m currently allocated. It argues this figure reflects increased expectations from government and the public after the New York terror attacks.

At the moment councils meet the shortfall themselves. But Ann Stribley (Con), chair of the LGA's public protection executive, said: 'Councils must have adequate funding to undertake the work that is expected of them.'

According to the LGA, there has been no increase in funding since before the World Trade centre attacks.
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