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Local Community Empowerment

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures her Department has implemented to empower local communities to determine the future of their local areas. (236278)

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 of council services. We have also consulted in a wide range of detailed propositions. We continue to deliver key White Paper commitments to empower local communities and aim to bring forward legislation as soon as possible.