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Local Government and the Regions - Minutes of Evidence
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Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 12 July 2004.

Oral evidence

Taken before the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister:

Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee

on Tuesday 27 April 2004

Members present:

Andrew Bennett, in the Chair
Sir Paul Beresford Chris Mole
Mr Clive BettsMr Bill O'Brien
Mr Graham BradyChristine Russell
Mr David ClellandMr Adrian Sanders
Mr John Cummings


Witnesses: Mr Peter Kenway, Director, and Mr Guy Palmer, Director, New Policy Institute; Mr Nicholas Boles, Director, Policy Exchange; and Mr Dan Corry, Director, New Local Government Network, examined.

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Witnesses: Professor Glen Bramley, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, and Professor Tony Travers, London School of Economics, examined.

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Witnesses: Mr Ray Shostak, Public Services Directorate, and Mr Andrew Lewis, Head of Tax Policy Team, HM Treasury; and Ms Lindsay Bell, Director of Local Government Finance, Mr Andrew Allberry, Head of Taxation, Valuation and General Policy Division, Local Government Finance Directorate, and Mr Robert Davies, Head of Modernisation and Grant Distribution Division, Local Government Finance Directorate, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, examined.

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