Communities and Local Government Committee: Formal Minutes

Monday 16 October 2006

Dr Phyllis Starkey, in the Chair

Members present:

Sir Paul Beresford

Mr Clive Betts

Lyn Brown

Mr Greg Hands

Martin Horwood

Anne Main

Mr Bill Olner

Alison Seabeck

Planning Performance

Agreed, that the letter on planning performance received from Yvette Cooper MP, Minister for Housing and Planning be reported to the House and placed on the Committee’s website.

Oral evidence session for the inquiry Is there a future for Regional Government?

Chris Leslie, Director, New Local Government Network;

Yvette Cooper, a Member of the House, Minister for Housing and Planning, and Phil Woolas, a Member of the House, Minister for Local Government, Department for Communities and Local Government; and

Rt Hon. Margaret Hodge MBE, a Member of the House, Minister of State for Industry and the Regions, Department of Trade and Industry; gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 17 October at Four o’clock.