Mayors: Greater Manchester

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether public scrutiny arrangements will be established before devolution of budgets to the eleventh leader of Greater Manchester planned under the devolution agreement.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

There is no devolution of budgets to the eleventh leader – budgets will be devolved to the Mayor when elected. There are already strong scrutiny arrangements for the Combined Authority through the Scrutiny Pool.

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