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Community Infrastructure Levy

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether regional development agencies will be charging authorities under the new community infrastructure levy. (212723)

I refer the hon. Member to the Official Report, 1 February 2008, column 606, where I stated, during the Commons Committee stage of the Planning Bill, that

“we have no intention of empowering regional planning bodies, whether in their current form or as regional development agencies, as CIL charging authorities”.