§ 30. Mr. Borrow
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will make a statement on the response he has had from local government regarding the local government White Paper, with special reference to local government finance. 
§ Dr. Whitehead
We have received a number of responses to the White Paper from local government on both finance and non-finance proposals. We are taking these into account in taking forward the commitments in the White Paper. Our White Paper implementation plan has been published on the DTLR website.