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Local Government Finance

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:41 am on 3rd April 2001.

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Photo of Mr Keith Darvill Mr Keith Darvill Labour, Upminster 10:41 am, 3rd April 2001

I have been listening closely to the hon. Gentleman. Am I to gather from what he said that he would be opposed to a safety-valve mechanism, or does he think that one could be introduced, provided that there were the right safeguards and criteria?