To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what date he plans to publish a complete data set of the responses his Department received to its consultation on local government reform in Somerset, which closed on 19 April 2021.
27 April 2021
Thousands of responses have been received to the consultation on local government reorganisation in Somerset which closed on Monday 19 April. The Secretary of State will now be carefully considering the reorganisation proposals for Somerset to decide which, if any, should be implemented, subject to Parliamentary approval. In doing so he will have regard to all relevant information available to him, including the representations from the consultation which are now being analysed, and all other representations he has received.
He intends before the summer to announce his decisions on the unitary proposals and publish a summary of consultation responses.