Communities and Local Government Committee: Press Notice

Session 2006 - 07   12 June 2007


Public Evidence Session

The Communities and Local Government Committee will be hearing evidence on Local Government Finance - Supplementary Business Rate on:

Tuesday 19th June

At 10.20 a.m. London Councils, The Greater London Authority

At 10.50 a.m. The Confederation of British Industry, Leeds Chamber of Commerce, Sue Ashley, Town Centres & Regeneration BIDS Manager, Warwickshire County Council, Dr Julie Grail, Chief Executive, British BIDS

At 11.30 a.m. Representatives from Local Government, Dermot Finch, Director, Centre for Cities

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committee, in a Committee Room at the House of Commons.

Contact Committee Secretariat on 020 7219 4972

Notes for editors:

The focus of the Committee’s inquiry into Local Government Finance - Supplementary Business Rate is to examine the proposal for a locally determined supplement to uniform business rate as put forward in Sir Michael Lyons’s report, Place-shaping: a shared ambition for the future of local government, which was published in March 2007. Details of his inquiry and the final report can be found at:

The Committee announced its inquiry and issued a public call for evidence on 8th May 2007. The evidence session on 19th June is the first to be held in connection with this inquiry. Further sessions are not expected.

Further information on this inquiry and the Communities and Local Government Committee can be found at:

The Communities and Local Government is a cross-party Select Committee appointed by the House of Commons to scrutinise the Government Department of Communities and Local Government. The membership of the Communities and Local Government Committee is as follows: Dr Phyllis Starkey MP (Chair, Lab), Sir Paul Beresford MP (Con), Mr Clive Betts MP (Lab), John Cummings MP (Lab), Martin Horwood MP (Lib Dem), Mr Greg Hands MP (Con), Anne Main MP (Con), Mr Bill Olner MP (Lab), Dr John Pugh MP (Lib Dem), Emily Thornberry MP (Lab), David Wright (Lab).

Media inquiries should be directed to:  Laura Kibby, Select Committee Media Officer, Tel: 0207 219 0718/ Mobile: 07917488557 / e-mail: