Devolution for London
20 Nov 2014Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) (Lab):
Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the issues arising from the current debate on devolution and the Union is that of more powers for our great cities? As the London Finance Commission and the Independent City Growth Commission have set out, there is a strong argument for many of our great cities to be allowed to keep more of their property taxes and to empower people in those cities.