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Following the County Council’s press release announcing the allocation of £86 Million in PFI credits from government, the Liberal Democrat group Environment spokesman Bill Boulter has highlighted his ‘doubts and concerns’.   He said: “we recognize that the allocation of funds is greater than was requested by the county council and I have concerns as […]

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Liberal Democrat group leader Simon Galton has welcomed the passing of a motion at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth which commits the party to opposing the Eco-Town process.  Simon Galton CC stated: “it was a good debate I am delighted that the party has committed itself in opposition to free standing eco-towns being imposed […]

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MP’s warn government on need to control PFI contracts

by simongalton on 2 September, 2008

The BBC have reported on a recent publication by a parliamentary select committee which states that the government needs to provide more support in the monitoring and management of PFI contracts to prevent costs spiralling: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7592179.stm The Liberal Democrat group welcomes this report and hopes that it will encourage Local Authorities to ensure that they have robust […]

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Flooding report proves Liberal Democrats right

by simongalton on 2 September, 2008

A report is due before Leicestershire County Council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee on Thursday that will update on the progress of flood prevention work across the county. A large part of the  work that has been conducted is due to the specific allocation of £500,000 for road drainage work. This allocation was created and fought for […]

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