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Clause 89

Part of Localism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:30 pm on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Housing) 12:30 pm, 15th February 2011

I look forward to the hon. Gentleman’s speech later. The issue of incentive is important. However, the delivery of key public policy objectives such as housing, transport, waste management, infrastructure development or more general economic development requires sensible sub-regional planning arrangements, of the kind that are not included in the Bill because of the vapid concept of the duty to co-operate and to pick up the phone and talk, which is about as far as it might go.