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Regional Development Agencies: Planning

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the date is for the transfer of regional planning responsibilities from the regional chambers to the regional development agencies. (157646)

I refer the hon. Member to my oral statement on 17 July 2007, Official Report, column 161 announcing the publication of the “Review of sub-national economic development and regeneration.

The review sets out the Government's proposals for the future of regional institutions including regional assemblies. Regional assemblies will continue as regional planning bodies until new arrangements are introduced.