[Mr George Howarth in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:34 pm on 19th April 2012.

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Photo of Simon Danczuk Simon Danczuk Labour, Rochdale 5:34 pm, 19th April 2012

The figures that the Minister presents show those cities during a period when they were being regenerated by a Labour Government, and that is why they were successful in increasing the business rate take—they were being helped and supported in regenerating by a Labour Government.