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Regional Development Agencies: Planning Powers

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received on proposals to grant regional planning powers to regional development agencies. (236280)

We received over 500 responses to the formal consultation, from a wide range of interests, most of whom commented on our proposal to give RDAs responsibility for regional strategy. We have taken the range of views on our proposals into account in formulating our response which we intend to publish shortly.