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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 James Morris James Morris Conservative, Halesowen and Rowley Regis 12:30 pm, 15th February 2011

The hon. Gentleman keeps describing the duty to co-operate provision as vapid, but there are many examples of such things around the country. I am thinking of the area I represent in the black country where four local authorities have demonstrated their ability to work collaboratively on a range of issues. Why should they not be perfectly capable of making the strategic decisions that he is referring to when he talks about sub-regional planning?