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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:34 am on 19th May 2016.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 9:34 am, 19th May 2016

The whole point of the devolution package is that we are offering additional powers to local communities, but we need them to come to use with a credible governance structure for managing those additional powers. A variety of deals are being done across the country. Not all are identical and not all involve the same structures for local government; the one thing they have in common is that to go ahead, we have to have confidence that they can deliver what is necessary. I am sure that is no different in Cheshire.