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Combined Authorities: Devolution

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 35104, tabled on 21 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether there are any circumstances under which a devolution deal with a combined authority will be undertaken without an elected mayor being proposed.

Answered on

26 April 2016

The Government is open to discussing any devolution proposals that include strong, accountable governance arrangements. But we have been clear—the most ambitious, far-reaching powers and responsibilities will be offered only to those areas that provide a directly-elected, single point of accountability.

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