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Council Targets

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to reduce the number of targets set for councils by central Government. (86029)

The forthcoming comprehensive spending review will set public service agreements for delivery of public services. We are currently considering arrangements for the development of a new performance framework local government including the role of targets. We intend that further details of this will be reflected in the local government White Paper to be published after recess.

In the meantime, we are setting up a Lifting Burdens Task Force, which will identify and agree removal of the most burdensome and least value indicators and information requirements imposed by central Government.