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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

With respect to the Minister—because I am sure he does not want to misrepresent what has been said—if he is saying that there is genuine concern for the rest of the country, I accept it. Can he answer why, if we are to pursue an evidence-based approach, there is no evidence from the LGA of anywhere else in the country with a desire to take up the powers proposed for them?