In exercising a devolved function, combined authorities must have regard to any significant direct impact on the population of neighbouring authorities.”.—(Mr Steve Reed.)
This clause raises the concerns of some authorities which neighbour devolved authorities and ensures that combined authorities which have devolved functions give regard to the possible impact on neighbouring populations, particularly over issues such as transport and health.
Brought up, and read the First time.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.
The Committee divided:
Ayes 186, Noes 282.