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Heated Commons debate over Birmingham City Council cuts

A heated debate in the commons took place today when Communities Secretary Eric Pickles criticised Birmingham City Council for increasing costs of around £10 million per year.

John Hemming MP for Birmingham Yardley raised the question if it was fair that council tax payers should pay an increase of 24% as he said some Birmingham City Council staff will be receiving a 70% wage increase.

Eric Pickles called the increase "an outrage".