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Local Area Agreements

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the progress of local area agreement negotiations. (188695)

Local area agreement negotiations are progressing well. We have a good match between the priorities local areas and Government are proposing—70 per cent., even at this early stage of negotiations. What is emerging is a strong sense that many areas share the same desire as Government to tackle the most difficult challenges in their communities.