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Local Government Finance

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of each bid for unitary status was in 2007, broken down by main budget heading. (174191)

We do not hold information on the cost of preparing unitary proposals. The invitation to councils issued on 26 October made clear that it was wholly at the discretion of a council as to whether or not it responded to the invitation to make a proposal for future unitary local government structures in their area. It was for the authorities who submitted proposals to judge the level of resource they would apply to preparing proposals.