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Draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Function) Order 2018
10 July 2018

The Committee consisted of the following Members:

Chair: Mr Laurence Robertson

† Berry, Jake (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Bryant, Chris (Rhondda) (Lab)

Coffey, Ann (Stockport) (Lab)

† Elmore, Chris (Ogmore) (Lab)

† Goodwill, Mr Robert (Scarborough and Whitby) (Con)

† Heald, Sir Oliver (North East Hertfordshire) (Con)

McDonagh, Siobhain (Mitcham and Morden) (Lab)

† McMahon, Jim (Oldham West and Royton) (Lab/Co-op)

† Mercer, Johnny (Plymouth, Moor View) (Con)

Moon, Mrs Madeleine (Bridgend) (Lab)

† Morgan, Stephen (Portsmouth South) (Lab)

† Philp, Chris (Croydon South) (Con)

Sheerman, Mr Barry (Huddersfield) (Lab/Co-op)

† Skidmore, Chris (Kingswood) (Con)

† Tolhurst, Kelly (Rochester and Strood) (Con)

† Tredinnick, David (Bosworth) (Con)

† Trevelyan, Mrs Anne-Marie (Berwick-upon-Tweed) (Con)

Rob Cope, Committee Clerk

† attended the Committee

Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Tuesday 10 July 2018

[Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair]

Draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions) Order 2018

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I beg to move,

That the Committee has considered the draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions) Order 2018.

The draft order, which was laid before the House on 7 June, will confer powers on the Mayor to levy a business rate supplement in line with the devolution deal. I commend the draft order to the Committee.

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It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. We do not object to the draft statutory instrument. However, we want the Government to be more proactive in building strong relationships. We are aware of the letter that the Secretary of State sent last week, which put a question mark over the £400 million to be devolved as part of the next stage of investment. We really need to get people around the table and have a mature conversation about what is next for devolution.

Question put and agreed to.

Committee rose.