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Local Government: Remote Meetings

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 21264, tabled on 20 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of continuing remote and hybrid local authority meetings; and whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enable local authorities to offer hybrid in-person and virtual meetings.

Answered on

28 June 2022

The Government launched a call for evidence last year to gather views and inform a longer-term decision about whether to make express provision for councils to meet remotely and in hybrid form on a permanent basis.  The Department has considered the responses to the consultation and the Government will respond shortly.