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Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of John Grogan John Grogan Labour, Keighley

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether a devolution deal for Yorkshire that included provision for one combined authority and an elected mayor would require primary legislation.

Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

A combined authority with an elected mayor could be established for the area by order, subject to Parliamentary approval, the consent of all councils concerned, and the statutory tests set out in the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 being met.

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