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Funding Settlements

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans her Department has to review local government settlements; and if she will make a statement. (114439)

We have said that we do not intend to make retrospective amendments except if a major systematic error were to be discovered. I have already announced that, in the interests of making local government settlements more stable and predictable, I do not intend to retrospectively amend any year's settlement, except in entirely exceptional cases.