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Clause 5 - Modification or discharge of affordable housing requirements

Part of Growth and Infrastructure Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 27th November 2012.

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Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich 11:00 am, 27th November 2012

I was initially rather disappointed that the Minister’s view was that I had not managed to explain the case sufficiently clearly, so he was not in a position to reach a judgment on it. However, I hear what he said about listening to further views and evidence. I was particularly struck by his thought that different  criteria might be adopted in rural areas, national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty and his willingness to listen to further representations. If I can take it from him that he would be happy for me to bring a delegation of experts in the field from the rural communities to see him on this subject—he is nodding so I accept that as assent—I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.