Communities and Local Government Committee: Press notice

Session 2007-08   15 January 2008

Report Publication: Local Government Finance-Supplementary Business Rate: the Government’s response

The Communities and Local Government Committee will publish its Third Report of Session 2007-08, Local Government Finance-Supplementary Business Rate: the Government’s response, on Monday 21 January at 00.01 am.

The Report will be available in the following ways:

• Advance copies of the Report will be available under embargo on Friday 18 January  from 11.00 am onwards to witnesses and media representatives. Please contact the Committee Office on 020 7219 3927/4972 or before midday on Thursday 17 January to arrange collection.

• Copies of the Report may be obtained, on publication, from the usual outlets, including The Parliamentary Bookshop and The Stationery Office (reference: Third Report of the Committee, Session 2007-08, HC 210). 

• The Report will be posted on the internet at approximately 11.00 am on 21 January, and will be accessible via the Committee’s webpages.


1. Committee Membership is as follows: Dr Phyllis Starkey MP (Chair, Lab), Sir Paul Beresford MP (Con), Mr Clive Betts MP (Lab), John Cummings MP (Lab), Jim Dobbin MP (Lab/Co-op), Andrew George 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).

2. More information on the Committee’s report on Local Government Finance-Supplementary Business Rate can be found on the Committee website at:

Specific Committee Information:  020 7219 1353 or 020 7219 4972                                                       

Media Information: Laura Kibby, 020 7219 0718

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