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Local Government: Northern Region

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings on local government reorganisation in the northern region have been attended by the Minister for the North East. (159737)

Over the summer recess, the Minister for the North East has formally met the leaders of every strategic local authority in the north-east, or their representatives, and has met individual councillors from district authorities in Northumberland and Durham. No meeting has exclusively discussed the local government reorganisation. The Minister has also discussed the issue with senior public servants in the region.