Unitary Councils

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she would approve a bid for unitary council status where a majority of local residents (a) in total and (b) participating had voted against the proposal in a referendum held under the Local Government Act 2003.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (Local Government & Community Cohesion), Department for Communities and Local Government

As previously stated, proposals for unitary status will be implemented only where, in the Government's judgment, they meet the five criteria set out in the Invitation issues on 26 October 2006.

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