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Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 13th December 2005.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire 9:30 am, 13th December 2005

I am sorry to say that I shall not be able to speak in the debate, nor stay until the end.

I pick up on the point that my hon. Friend put to the Minister and suggest that the answer may not be all that helpful. It is not at all obvious whether the 2001 reorganisation has been monitored or evaluated, but it was said that it would deal with fragmentation and limited accountability, both locally and nationally. It has been successful, but here we are introducing more fragmentation, locally and nationally, which will weaken accountability even further. What is the rationale for that?