Announcement of Government Response to the Committee's Eleventh Report€”Planning Matters - labour shortages and skills gaps

On 14 July 2008 the Communities and Local Government Committee published its Eighth Report of 2007-08, Planning Matters - labour shortages and skills gaps.. The Government's response to the Report has now been published as a Command Paper (Cm 7495).

The Government Response is available in the following ways:

€ Copies may be obtained, on publication, from the usual outlets, including The Parliamentary Bookshop and The Stationery Office (reference: Government Response to the Communities and Local Government Committee's Report: Planning Matters-Labour Shortages and skills gaps, Cm 7495)

€ The Response is available on the Communities and Local Government website at:


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 the Supply of Rented Housing is available on the Committee website at:

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Media Information: Laura Kibby, 020 7219 0718

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