To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter of 2 March 2021 from the hon. Member for Blackburn on local authority remote participation.
15 April 2021
Luke Hall MP, Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government wrote on 25 March to all Members and leaders of all principal councils in England on the future of regulations introduced during the coronavirus pandemic regarding remote meetings.
The Government is supporting the ongoing legal action for remote meetings to be ruled as permissible under existing legislation. Minster Hall will write again to Members when there is any update on the court case.