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County Councils

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 67822, tabled on 1 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Government's policy is on further devolution of powers to county councils; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

9 July 2020

Building on the success of our directly elected city region Mayors, our English Devolution and Local Recovery White Paper will set out our plans for expanding devolution, creating more elected Mayors in England, giving them and existing Mayors the powers they need to lead economic recovery and long term growth, and more unitary local authorities with stronger town and parish councils to deliver sustainable local services.

We intend to publish the White Paper in Autumn 2020.