HC Deb 18 December 2002 vol 396 c864W
28. Valerie Davey

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what additional freedoms and flexibilities he expects to be able to give to high performing councils. [86346]

Mr. Raynsford

For the very best authorities there will be no ring-fencing of funding (other than grants passed to schools); a three year 'inspection holiday'; removal of almost all requirements to produce plans and an opportunity to discuss with Government further freedoms through an Innovations Forum.