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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Reorganisation (7 Dec 2017)

Christopher Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 7 November 2017, HCWS 232, on local government improvement, what criteria the Government has set by which it will decide whether the necessary local consent has been secured; if he will publish those criteria; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Members: Correspondence (6 Dec 2017)

Christopher Chope: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to respond to the letter to the Chief Secretary from the hon. Member for Christchurch dated 30 October 2017 on public sector exit payments.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Reorganisation (4 Dec 2017)

Christopher Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 7 November 2017, HCWS232 on local government improvement, if he will place in the Library a list of all the material and representations he received before making his announcement.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Reorganisation (4 Dec 2017)

Christopher Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Written Statement of 7 November 2017, HCWS232, on local government improvement, what further steps are needed to secure local consent.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Sector: Redundancy Pay (4 Dec 2017)

Christopher Chope: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is to bring forward the secondary legislation to place an upper limit on the value of public sector exit payments; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Medical Treatments (4 Dec 2017)

Christopher Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for a decision to be made on the authorisation of spinroza as an NHS treatment for people who suffer from spinal muscular atrophy; and if he will make a statement.

Principal Local Authorities (Grounds for Abolition) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Christopher Chope: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. This is a timely debate because Christchurch Borough Council is this very day sending out voting papers for a local referendum to ask every local elector in Christchurch whether he or she consents to the abolition of Christchurch Borough Council and its forced merger with Bournemouth and Poole into a unitary council. The electors will...

Principal Local Authorities (Grounds for Abolition) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Christopher Chope: It would put a lot more pressure on councils to agree. It would mean that no individual council or group of councils could impose a majority opinion on the minority. We are talking about the essence of local democracy. There is nothing more local than a local district council that is accountable to its own electors. From time to time, the Government have suggested that it would be appropriate...

Principal Local Authorities (Grounds for Abolition) Bill (1 Dec 2017)

Christopher Chope: I will not, actually, because I have only one more minute to go. This is analogous to the EU referendum. We wished to take back control over our national democracy, so why should we wish to take away from local people and their local councils the right to decide their own future and therefore potentially force them to surrender valuable assets and control over vital services such as planning,...


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