Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Formal Minutes

Monday 20 March 2006

Members present:

Dr Phyllis Starkey, in the Chair

Mr Clive Betts

John Cummings

Mr Greg Hands

Anne Main

Mr Bill Olner

Dr John Pugh

Alison Seabeck

Planning Gain Supplement

Ordered, That Mr Richard Bate be appointed Specialist Adviser to assist the Committee in its inquiry into the Planning Gain Supplement.

Oral Evidence Session for Is there a future for Regional Government?

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, Durham County Council, Roger Howes, Regional and International Manager, Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Angus Campbell, Deputy Leader, Dorset County Council, and Councillor Ken Thornber, CCN Chairman and Leader Hampshire County Council,, County Councils Network (CCN);

Trish Haines, Chief Executive, Reading Borough Council,  Laird Ryan, Corporate Policy Officer, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, and Mr Ken Foote, Assistant Chief Executive (Sustainable Communities), Hull City Council;

Jo Boaden, Chief Executive, Councillor Dave Ledger, Vice Chair, Rob Worrall, Assistant Director, Scrutiny and Policy Development including European Issues, and Kevin Rowan, Member (Trade Unions) and Regional Secretary TUC, North East Assembly; and

Councillor Tony Newman, Vice Chair of the ALG and Leader of Croydon Council, Councillor Edward Lister, Vice-Chair of the ALG (Conservative), and Councillor Steve Hitchens, Vice-Chair of the ALG (Liberal Democrat), Association of London Government (ALG); gave oral evidence.

 [Adjourned till Monday 27 March at Four o’clock.