HC Deb 04 June 2003 vol 406 c19WS
The Minister for Local Government and the Regions (Mr. Nick Raynsford)

I can confirm that a note on the policy intent with regard to clause 71 of the Local Government Bill was available in the House Libraries on 29 May 2003 in advance of Committee consideration of the Bill in another place. Copies were also sent to Baroness Hanham and Baroness Hamwee. In addition, copies of the revised draft regulations for Part 1 of the Bill and the first draft of the regulations with regard to the 2004 local government elections provisions of the Bill, together with the draft guidance for the new charging provisions currently out to consultation.