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CENTRAL/LOCAL LINKS ARE KEY TO MODERNISATION TARGETS

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Closer links between local and central government are key to the Modernising government action plan, say ministers....
Closer links between local and central government are key to the Modernising government action plan, say ministers.

The plan, launched by Cabinet Office minister Jack Cunningham and parliamentary secretary Peter Kilfoyle, is a follow-up to the white paper published in March. It is intended to make joined-up government a reality.

Dr Cunningham said: 'Local government is very important. We couldn't make the kind of progress we want to make if local government isn't a partner in all of this.'

Mr Kilfoyle emphasised the value of consultation with local government and said it was 'extremely instructive' to hear about 'difficulties in delivering services from those charged with delivering them'.

Action plan targets for completion by March 2000 include 'infoshops' in 16 pilot councils to provide 'better and faster advice to members of the public and businesses about planning, health and safety, and public health regulations'.
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