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John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for what reasons the system was changed from formula spending share to relative need factors.

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Phil Woolas (Minister of State (Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; Oldham East and Saddleworth, Labour)

I refer the hon. Member to the statement I made to the House when announcing the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement, 5 December 2005, Hansard, column 627.


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