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New Clause 21 — Tax

Part of Road Safety – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 18th May 2011.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Conservative, Peterborough 2:30 pm, 18th May 2011

I hasten to say that I do not know as much about the right hon. Gentleman’s constituency as he does, but surely the history of the LDDC is that the political administrations in, for instance, Tower Hamlets and Newham, which happened to be Labour-run at the time, were viscerally hostile to central Government, and refused to undertake any realistic action on regeneration or to face up to post-industrial decline in their boroughs. Central Government was therefore forced to step in to provide a template for regeneration and housing.