§ Jean Corston
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on progress with the review of local government finance. 
§ Ms Armstrong
Joint reports prepared by central and local government officials on the revenue grant distribution and capital finance reviews will be discussed at the next meeting of Central Local Partnership on 22 March. Copies of these reports will be available from the House of Commons Library and the DETR and LGA websites after the meeting.
Decisions about the merits of the various options for reform will not be taken until we have consulted widely this summer.