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Local Government: Coronavirus and Devolution

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL7955, tabled on 9 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have with leaders of each of the combined authorities in England about (1) further devolution of powers, and (2) increased funding, to aid the economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered on

16 September 2020

Ministers meet regularly with the leaders of the combined authorities in England, both bilaterally and as a group. Forthcoming meetings will include discussions on economic recovery, the Devolution and Local Recovery White Paper, and priorities for the Spending Review.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government