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Better Government Programme

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1997

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proposals he has to involve local government in his better government programme. [15108]

Local government are key partners in the Better Government Programme.As part of the Deputy Prime Minister's initiative to develop the partnership between Central and Local Government, I am setting up a group to develop a framework for innovative pilots on how services can be improved at the local level through different organisations working together. The local authority sector was also well represented in my recent Better Government discussion seminars.