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Local Government

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 21st July 2014.

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Photo of Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister

(1) which cities in Wales have been allocated money from the City Deals fund;

(2) when the decision to extend City Deals funding beyond England was taken;

(3) what representations or applications from Welsh cities to the City Deals fund he has received.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Universities and Science), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The first round of city deals with the eight largest cities in England were concluded in July 2012 with 18 further deals agreed with English cities by July 2014. City deals are bespoke negotiations between Government and local places based on the opportunities of a particular place and with no specific budget.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Osborne announced in the autumn statement that the UK Government would negotiate a city deal with Glasgow and the Clyde Valley and the Prime Minister announced Heads of Terms with Glasgow and the Clyde Valley on 4 July.

The Deputy Prime Minister has received no representations from Welsh cities about city deals.

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