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Mayors: West Yorkshire

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what powers the proposed Mayor of West Yorkshire will have.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government announced at the Budget on 11 March that agreement had been reached on an ambitious devolution deal with West Yorkshire.

The full text of the deal, setting out the powers the West Yorkshire Mayor and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority will have, as well as the funding streams to be provided, including over £1.1 billion of investment funding for the area, is now available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/west-yorkshire-devolution-deal .

The conferral of powers and implementation of the deal is subject to the statutory requirements for the necessary secondary legislation being met, including the consent of the West Yorkshire Councils to, and Parliamentary approval of, that legislation.

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