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Local Government: Carer's Allowance

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN HL3455, tabled on 26 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to respond to the proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 made by Weymouth Town Council in December 2019 for the dependent carer’s allowance to be extended to parish and town councils.

Answered on

9 November 2021

The Government is committed to expanding democratic engagement, and practical solutions to remove barriers to participation in local democracy are always appreciated. The Department will respond to Weymouth Town Council’s proposal in due course.