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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:46 am on 30th March 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 10:46 am, 30th March 2017

I should probably direct my hon. Friend towards Westminster Hall opportunities for such a constituency case. It is right that these decisions are taken at local level and that we do not try to second-guess every supermarket location from Whitehall, but I am sure that he will be a formidable advocate for his own communities in trying to ensure that the planners reach a decision that takes account of local opinion.