Local Enterprise Partnerships: Funding - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:08 pm on 11 December 2023.

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Photo of Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate Conservative 3:08, 11 December 2023

My Lords, surely all this bureaucracy and red tape is not the answer for some parts of our country that are in need of development. As one of those involved in the establishment of development corporations in the late 1980s, I think we should be proud of such a model. Frankly, is it not about time we allowed local businesses and local people to have a stronger say in what they want to renovate and rejuvenate zones of that kind?