Results 1–20 of 300 for "local government reform"

Summer Adjournment (22 Jul 2020)

Ben Bradley: ...with huge health inequalities, we are delivering the services and facilities that constituents in Warsop most desperately need. Finally, in the last few minutes before I finish, I want to touch on local government reform, which will be hugely important to us and a local priority over the coming months and years. Following the coronavirus pandemic, local government finances are perhaps more...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (20 Jul 2020)

Karl McCartney: For a mainly rural large county such as Greater Lincolnshire, the effective management of change for local government reform and devolution is critically important to all businesses and individuals. I am aware of a recent speech by the Minister of State, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, my hon. Friend the Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Mr Clarke),...

Treasury: Covid-19: High Street Businesses (7 Jul 2020)

Karl McCartney: .... Does the Treasury take the view that for the UK’s second largest county a single unitary authority would be in the best financial interests of my constituents when enforcing forthcoming local government reform and devolution?

Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Examination of Witness (18 Jun 2020)

Shaun Bailey: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Paisley. Northern Ireland underwent significant local government reform about five years ago, and the number of local authorities was reduced from 26 to 11. I wonder whether any lessons were gleaned from that experience. Could Q that work be cross-applied as the boundaries are reviewed here? Linking to the point about communities, what...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Philip Hollobone: ...of patients staying more than seven days in a hospital bed is twice the national average. Northamptonshire’s over-65 population is the fastest growing in the county. We need to take advantage of local government reform to establish an integrated health and social care pilot, but this requires the personal attention of the Secretary of State. Without that, we will not make any progress....

Local Government Funding — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (27 Mar 2019)

Paul Sweeney: ...to resolve the equal pay dispute by selling assets, but we have to recognise that the system and pay structure were flawed. The root cause of the problem was our national failure to get a grip on local government reform. That was a great flaw of devolution over the last 20 years, certainly in Scotland. I hope that as we look forward to the next two decades of devolution, we can right some...

Local Government Reform: Greater London — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (17 Oct 2018)

Andrew Rosindell: ...consistent with what local people truly desire for their local towns, local communities and local boroughs in our great capital. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered local government reform in Greater London. Sitting suspended.

Local Government in Gloucestershire (3 Jul 2018)

David Drew: ...do something, and I shall be asking the Minister to look at ways in which he can encourage and, dare I say it, cajole those who make decisions in Gloucestershire to consider how we move forward on local government reform. Within the seven counties of the south-west, every other authority is now looking at some form of unitary arrangement. It is important that we consider it too, but we...

Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole (Structural Changes) Order 2018 - Motions to Approve (23 May 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...was abolished at the end of the John Major Government, with 32 unitary authorities in Scotland and 22 unitary authorities in Wales. On numerous occasions I have raised in this House the issue of how local government reform is evolving in England. Generally, it is confused, with little clarity on the objective, the purpose and how it is right to have four tiers of local government in one...

Christchurch Council: Governance — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (25 Apr 2018)

Christopher Chope: ...of any of the details was in a letter, sent by MHCLG in the latter part of March to each Chief Executive to ask if their Council would give its consent to the making of Orders to bring about local government reform”. I should therefore be grateful if the Minister would now correct the answer that he gave to my question, and the assertion that the regulations had been “developed and...

Local Infrastructure (East Midlands) (20 Mar 2018)

Andrew Lewer: ...funding. To be hugely topical as a Northampingtonshire MP, there is a case, very much added to by the particular circumstances of Northampton—it is not an uncontroversial topic—for looking at local government reform to facilitate more joined-up and efficient provision of much-needed housing growth with properly co-ordinated and functioning infrastructure. As discussed at length in...

Welsh Grand Committee: Housing and Infrastructure: Chilterns (9 Jan 2018)

Jake Berry: ...very important issues on behalf of her constituents. There is clearly a significant amount of change happening in the area, around the Oxford-Cambridge corridor—housing growth, High Speed 2 and local government reform. I have noted the points my right hon. Friend has so ably made. Let me deal with some of them now. I will begin with a few words about areas of outstanding natural beauty,...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Henley: ...for training and in all other respects. His third point was about overcentralisation. He praised the seven directly elected mayors and wanted to see more. I could not agree more. What I said about local government reform and what local government itself can do applies in that area. I hope that both my noble friend and the noble Lord, Lord Mandelson, will accept that we are absolutely...

Airport Capacity and Airspace Policy: Business of the House (2 Feb 2017)

David Lidington: ...are very aware that there are often different and competing views—shall I put it that way?—among different local authorities in the localities we represent about the possible shape of future local government reform. As I can see from your reaction, Mr Speaker, you and I are both extremely familiar with this dilemma. As my hon. Friend knows, his view and the views of other colleagues...

Homelessness Reduction Bill: Suitability of private rented sector accommodation (27 Jan 2017)

Stewart Jackson: .... My hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East said earlier that the Bill was in the great Conservative tradition of progressive social change. We look back on public health reform, municipal reform, local government reform and, of course, the housing boom of the 1950s in the Macmillan era, and we see that the Bill demonstrates a similar commitment to encouraging people to make the world a...

Local Government Finance Bill (23 Jan 2017)

Christopher Chope: ...essence of the provision in the Bill is that if councils impose excessive levels of council tax on their citizens, there should be the safeguard of a referendum, but what is proposed in the name of local government reform in Christchurch, Poole and Bournemouth is that people in Christchurch should be expected to pay extra council tax but will not have the chance of a local referendum to...

Northern England: Opportunity and Productivity - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Prescott: ...—he gave us “northern devolution”. It is not northern, because it does not cover all the north; it certainly does not cover Hull and anything east of the Pennines. It is not devolution; it is local government reform. I quite welcome that, if that is what we are going to have. It lacks the regional dimension, which is absolutely essential if we are to get the northern economy moving...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Regeneration Bill (22 Nov 2016)

Andy Allen: I thank the Minister for his statement. Minister, do you not agree that this decision goes against the ethos of the local government reform, given that devolving regeneration powers to councils was a central element of that? Is this an aspect of the Government retaining power for the sake of holding power? Minister, will you advise where this leaves community planning?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: Rating Policy (22 Nov 2016)

Claire Hanna: ...are paying for everything. What consideration has the Minister given to a package of convergence measures such as were put in place to address the position of those affected by a rates bump after local government reform?


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