Devolution: England

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to devolve powers from central government to people resident in county council areas.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Northern Powerhouse)

The Government will empower the towns and counties of this country by extending the City Deal programme we ran in the last Parliament to cover counties and towns too. I look forward to discussing proposals from councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships that build on their strengths.

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