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Clause 1

Part of Business Rate Supplements Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 27th January 2009.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party 11:30 am, 27th January 2009

I understand the logic about the heavy lifting, but will the Minister address the point, raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton, South and other Members, that the assessment of heavy lifting should perhaps not be in terms of the proportion of the expenditure as borne, but also of the quantum? One can envisage some schemes where a quarter will amount to a financial contribution that could fairly be described as heavy lifting.