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Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has appointed two of the three commissioners he wants to take charge of some parts of Tower Hamlets Council's administration.

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The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has given his official response to the prospect of Commissioners arriving at the Town Hall to take over certain council functions.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman said he finds their instructions "to be excessive and disproportionate" to the findings of a report by PwC.

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Cross-party support has been shown for Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' decision to send in commissioners to oversee the running of Tower Hamlets Council.

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Eric Pickles has stepped in with an 'intervention package' on Tower Hamlets Council that will see him appoint commissioners to oversee Mayor Lutfur Rahman's administration.

It comes following a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers into the running of the authority released on Tuesday morning.

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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman has said his administration will learn from the PricewaterhouseCoopers report into his running of the council.

He called the flaws highlighted by the Government-ordered probe "regrettable".