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Local Government: Reorganisation

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role she has played in local government reorganisation being undertaken by her Department. (138046)

The Secretary of State issued on 26 October 2006 an invitation to local authorities to submit proposals for unitary structures. The Secretary of State assessed proposals received against the five criteria set out in the invitation. On 27 March I announced that the Secretary of State had judged that 16 proposals should go forward for stakeholder consultation.