Dan Rogerson (Shadow Minister (Arts, Culture and Heritage), Culture, Media & Sport; North Cornwall, Liberal Democrat)
I was interested to hear what the Minister had to say about indexing. We have discovered a little bit more about the proposals that are under discussion so it is all part of the ongoing revelation of how the levy can work. On the question of planning permission being valid for only three years, the case that was brought to our attention by the hon. Member for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy was on the basis that enough development had occurred to allow the planning permission to remain live, even though the rest of the development was halted. I accept that that is a rare case. My concern was that in terms of financial considerations over the levy, it does not provide any form of incentive for that sort of thing to happen further. I am grateful to the Minister for his response. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.