Greg Hands, neighbouring MP for Chelsea & Fulham joined a long line of Conservative MPs in parliament this week to champion the staff and tax cutting agenda being pursued by our Council. He specifically noted that communications staff has been reduced by a half. Here's what he said to Secretary of State for Local Government Eric Pickles:
Greg Hands (Chelsea and Fulham): Will the Minister join me in congratulating Hammersmith and Fulham council, which, in four years of Conservative control, has reduced its staff by a third, from 4,087 to 2,787, with almost no redundancies? It has cut the communications staff by half and reduced the human resources headcount from 100 to 47, all at a time when its services are rated among the highest in the country.