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"Very serious questions" about towns which missed out on Portas Pilots

The shadow planning minister has welcomed the Portas Pilots but says there are "very serious questions" about the hundreds of town centres which have missed out on the scheme.

"There are now a record 23,406 empty shops in town centres alone but ministers are still failing to grasp the seriousness of the situation.

"This Government's failed economic policy and double-dip recession made in Downing Street is clearly damaging high streets across the country and short-term schemes like this will not be enough to save them."

– Roberta Blackman-Woods MP

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