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Local Government: Publicity

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the revision of the Code of Recommended Practice on Local Government Publicity. (253885)

Our current consultation on proposals to revise the Code of Recommended Practice on Local Government Publicity ends on 12 March 2009. We intend that any revisions we make following consultation should come into force by April 2010, in parallel with any guidance issued on the proposed new duty on councils to promote democracy, for which the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill makes provision.