Clause 8

Part of Local Transport Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:15 pm on 22nd April 2008.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton 6:15 pm, 22nd April 2008

The hon. Gentleman is being a bit naive in that respect because it is perfectly obvious from the amendment that the idea is to make it easier for local authorities to say that they do not want to implement the measure. Frankly, I see the amendment as a way of creating a loophole to enable local authorities to simply not carry out environmental policies, if they feel like being a bit difficult.