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Local Government: Devolution

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 15037, tabled on 12 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 110 of the background briefing to the Queen's Speech published in December 2019, what plans he has to (a) publish a devolution framework for England and (b) consult local authorities in (i) Cheshire and (ii) Warrington.

Answered on

24 February 2020

a) We will publish an English Devolution White Paper in 2020, setting out our strategy to unleash the potential of our regions. It will consider the future role of local growth funding and will provide further information on our plans for full devolution across England, whilst levelling up powers between Mayoral Combined Authorities.

(b) The Government recognises the importance of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders on the future of devolution in England and will continue this as it develops the English Devolution White Paper.

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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