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Communities in Control White Paper

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

10. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the implementation of the Communities in Control White Paper, with particular reference to the introduction of new empowerment measures in the current economic climate. (236272)

Very good progress has been made in implementing the White Paper “Communities in Control” including developing an Asset Transfer Unit, publishing a Participatory Budgeting strategy and launching a review into redress for council services. We have consulted on a wide range of detailed propositions. Strengthening community influence and control is critical in times of economic downturn and can help deliver value for money public services. We continue to deliver our commitments and aim to bring forward legislation as soon as possible.