Taunton Deane Borough Council: West Somerset Council

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered at on 31 October 2017.

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Photo of Lord Skelmersdale Lord Skelmersdale Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to decide on the merger of Taunton Deane and West Somerset District Councils.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Government is currently considering the merger proposal submitted by West Somerset District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council together with all the representations it has received to date on this matter, and intends as soon as practicable to announce how it is minded to proceed. There will then be a reasonable period for those interested to make further representations before my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State, makes his final decision on whether, subject to Parliamentary approval, to implement the proposal.

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