Devolution: England - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:19 pm on 28th July 2020.

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Photo of Lord Norton of Louth Lord Norton of Louth Conservative 12:19 pm, 28th July 2020

My Lords, in 1996, the CPC national policy group on the constitution, of which I was a member, argued that local government should live up to its name with power driven as far down to localities as possible—the more local, the better—and responsive to local demand. Does my noble friend agree with the argument we advanced that doing so would engage the commitment of citizens by giving them a greater say as well as being an equitable, UK-wide policy and not simply an English solution?