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Local Government: Meetings

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 154749, tabled on 19 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from (a) local authorities and (b) local government groups on extending the power to allow councils to continue meeting remotely after the expiry of the relevant powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 on 6 May 2021.

Answered on

24 February 2021

The Government keeps all policy under review. To extend the facility for all local authorities to continue to meet remotely or in hybrid form after 7 May 2021 would require primary legislation. We have received representations from local authorities and sector representative organisations making the case for the continuation of remote meetings beyond 7 May 2021 and we are carefully considering next steps in this area.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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