New clause 1 — Planning Contribution
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill — [Ist Allotted Day]
Mr John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings, Conservative)
I tried to tease the maximum clarity from the Minister earlier, and he was most helpful. However, what causes me anxiety is not that the whole sum will transparently and obviously be spent on subsidising council tax or on a completely unrelated purpose, but that the money will be divided up and a more complex, more convoluted way found to do something that was not clear at the beginning of the process, that is not in line with local expectations, and that is not in the spirit of the arrangements that the Minister is hoping local authorities will put in place.