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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:37 am on 15th March 2007.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal 11:37 am, 15th March 2007

I agree with my hon. Friend about the importance of the issue.

I failed to respond to the question that Mr. Heath asked about the Lyons report. There will be plenty of opportunities in the Budget debate, if he is correct about the report, to raise the issue of the financing of local taxation.