Local Authorities

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 5th July 2005.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Conservative, Hammersmith and Fulham

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the Government's policy is on call-in arrangements for executive decisions made by local authorities.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

The statutory guidance that the Government have issued under the Local Government Act 2000 includes guidance on the call-in of executive decisions, in particular that the arrangements for call-in should ensure that there is an appropriate balance between effectively holding the executive to account, being able to question decisions before they are implemented, and allowing effective and efficient decision making by the executive within the policy framework and budget agreed by the full council.

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