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Local Government

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 19212, tabled on 8 December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on creation of new unitary authorities.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

17 December 2015

The Government's policy is to work with local areas to deliver effective devolution with the governance necessary to support this. We support the move to create new unitary authorities where such a move is locally driven and enjoys local support.

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