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LABOUR'S REGIONAL GOVERNMENT PLANS TO WAIT TWO YEARS

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Labour will phase in its regional assembly plans in two stages, reports The Times (p9). ...
Labour will phase in its regional assembly plans in two stages, reports The Times (p9).

Shadow home secretary Jack Straw confirmed yesterday that the introduction of elected assemblies would be delayed at least until a unitary system of local government had been established.

Mr Straw said that in the first phase Labour would establish indirectly elected regional bodies which would have planning, economic development and transport powers, the paper reports.
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