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Local Government: Reorganisation

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what further plans her Department has for allowing further areas where two-tier local authorities exist to convert to unitary authorities. (188320)

We have no plans for any further programme of invitations to councils to submit unitary proposals. However, we recognise that in some specific cases in the future there might be areas where circumstances are such as to warrant a focused and targeted invitation to the councils concerned, and the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 allows for this.