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Part of Commons Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 25th April 2006.

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Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson Shadow Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) 10:45 am, 25th April 2006

I am grateful for the Minister’s kindwords on the spirit of the amendment. I acknowledge that the Governmenthave passed many responsibilities to local government, but whether theyhave passed with them the money to act on them is another matter. Nonethe less, I am grateful to the Minister for considering the amendmentin detail. I am pleased to hear that under the Bill, should it passinto law, local authorities and commons registration authorities willstill be able to co-operate and work together effectively and come upwith whatever agency agreement they feel to be appropriate. On thatbasis, I beg to ask leave to withdraw theamendment.