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'GOVERNMENT FAILS TO CUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT RED TAPE' - TORIES

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Commenting on Labour's report* setting out proposals to reduce red tape in ...
Commenting on Labour's report* setting out proposals to reduce red tape in

local government, Conservative local government spokesman Malcolm Moss,

said:

'Whilst we welcome any attempts to cut the bureaucracy and red tape for

hard-pressed local councils, this recent announcement by the government

hardly scratches the surface.

'Only New Labour spin could make a virtue of firstly heaping hundreds of

extra regulations and targets on local authorities and then taking the

credit for removing a derisory 44 of them.

'This nannying government would earn real plaudits if it got off the backs

of local authorities and returned to local councillors more autonomy and

local freedoms.'

* see LGCnet.

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