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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 15th July 2010.

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Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Decentralisation and Cities) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) 10:30 am, 15th July 2010

They are back in the driving seat. Everything that is needed to make plans that respond to local communities is in place. The process will be buttressed by strong financial incentives. I would expect that councils such as those in my hon. Friend's area will want to take up these powers in the interests of his constituents.

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