Clause 95

Part of Localism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 17th February 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Housing) 2:30 pm, 17th February 2011

I have two questions. First, following on from my hon. Friend the Member for Worsley and Eccles South, are the Government concerned that councils may use the levy for projects that are not related to infrastructure or business development? Secondly, some concerns have been expressed about the loose definition in clause 95 of expenditure. Subsection (3)(b) refers to:

“expenditure on future ongoing costs”.

For clarity, perhaps the Minister can provide the Government’s interpretation of “ongoing costs.”