Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:59 am on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 9:59 am, 20th March 2015

It is very simple: the Minister and I have a different view. I think every local authority should have a local plan. To be perfectly honest, I cannot understand why a local authority would not want a local plan, given the structure of the national planning policy framework. I think that is an obligation. The Minister and I disagree. He is entitled to his view and I am entitled to mine.