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Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

On 20 November, two days after meeting Richard Desmond at a Conservative party fundraising dinner, the Secretary of State’s office instructed departmental officials to speed through the Westferry decision before the date when the new community infrastructure levy came into force. The Secretary of State was informing his officials of that date, so it cannot have been them who told him about it. That begs the question: who did?