Devolution: Sheffield City Region - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 5th November 2018.

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Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) 2:37 pm, 5th November 2018

My Lords, noble Lords will be aware that I do not seek to be partisan on these things, but the noble Lord has a point in that regard. It is best when local authorities come together, across parties, to move things forward. As he has indicated, that is happening in relation to Cambridge and Peterborough. It is also happening in relation to Teesside but—alas—not at the moment in Sheffield or broader Tyneside, although I am pleased that last week we took the decision to move forward with north Tyneside.