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Local Authorities: Standards

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on (a) the timetable and (b) progress achieved on reducing the number of central Government targets for local authorities to 200. (145161)

As we set out in the Local Government White Paper “Strong and Prosperous Communities”, we are developing a single set of national priority outcomes for local government working on its own or in partnership, measured by a single set of around 200 national indicators which will underpin the new performance framework. These outcomes and indicators will reflect decisions taken in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) which is currently under way and details will be published as part of the CSR announcement in the autumn. Implementation will take place from April 2008.