Clause 6

Part of Local Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 3rd March 2010.

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Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich 10:30 am, 3rd March 2010

Whatever my personal view on that subject, I think that we have had enough controversy this morning to lead me not to enter that particular minefield. I shall pass rapidly over my hon. Friend’s question.

It is my understanding—the Minister may wish to add her reassurance—that in no way is it the Government’s intention to exclude district councils and two-tier areas. There should be a proper framework to avoid unnecessary duplication.