§ Baroness Nicol
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they will publish the consultation paper on reforming the legislative framework for providing and maintaining public spaces. [HL630I]
§ Lord Whitty:
We are today publishing Living Places-Powers, Rights, Responsibilities, the Government's consultation paper on options for reforming the way statutory powers, duties and guidance help the relevant service providers to improve our public spaces and the local environment. The paper is being presented at the Urban Summit to accompany a report on public spaces being published by my right honourable friend the Deputy Prime Minister. The consultation paper concerns several government departments and we look forward to feedback from a broad range of groups. Copies of the report have been placed in the Library of the House.