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New Clause 21 — Tax

Part of Road Safety – in the House of Commons at 1:56 pm on 18th May 2011.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) 1:56 pm, 18th May 2011

I doubt it, because having representatives from borough councils on the assembly is not a strong enough measure; they may not comprise the majority. There is still the view in London borough councils, which we will hear more of when we come to our amendments, that they should have a veto. The designation of a mayoral development corporation in an area is a very powerful measure. I heard the Minister say that he did not believe the current Mayor had any extra MDCs in mind, but he could do, and the power is cast quite widely.