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Parish and Town Councils: Devolution

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN HL7305, tabled on 22 March 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they envisage for town and parish councils in the new devolution deals.

Answered on

7 April 2016

The Government is engaging with areas across the country to explore how devolution to neighbourhood level can enable more effective co-ordination and tailoring of services and engage communities in delivery and design of services. However, agreeing devolution deals is a bottom-up process - it is up to areas to determine the nature of devolution and the role of town and parish councils, as well as other local groups.