correspondence on fair funding for Cornwall

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Dear Cornwall Council,

On the 27th July 2010 Cornish councillors voted for the council to both lobby central government and write to them requesting a commission to investigate the issue of fair funding for Cornwall and specifically how much Cornish public services were underfunded. Could you please provide all correspondence, file records, telephone notes and any communication sent/ received from Cornwall Council with relevant government departments, from the 17th June last year to the present day (todays date 22/08/2011)in relation to fair funding and the proposed commission.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Simmons

Cornwall Council

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Dear Harris Kimberley,

Thanks for the reply and your time. I am concerned that no mention is made of the fair funding motion adopted by vote by Cornwall Council on the 17th July 2010. Just to be clear councillors voted to (amongst other things)
"(c) Writes to the new Coalition Government to seek a Commission to
investigate the full extent of the underfunding of Cornwall, similar to the
recent Holtham Commission in Wales;

(d) Agrees to produce a briefing document, outlining our broad concerns
about the underfunding of Cornwall, which can also be forwarded to
central government"
The minutes of the meeting are here on page 20: http://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/mgConve...

Again thank you for your time and only future replies.

I have blogged about the subject www.robscornishblog.blogspot.com

Yours sincerely,

Rob Simmons

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