“Barking Mad?” Prime Minister David Cameron praises sharing services: “It is a good thing”

THE PRIME MINISTER, David Cameron, has praised the use of shared services in councils such as Thurrock. Whilst the Thurrock Conservatives have described the sharing of services between Thurrock and Barking and Dagenham as a “Barking mad plan”

Speaking on his whistle stop tour of Essex on Monday, YH asked him about the sharing of services by council such as Thurrock.

Mr Cameron said: “It is a good thing. It should be locally determined who you share with. My local council (West Oxfordshire) share but I know there is some unease in Thurrock as some say that you should be sharing with Essex and not London boroughs.

“The idea of sharing services if it genuinely releases money for the front line is a good thing but it must be determined locally”.

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