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Local Government

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether joint committees created between local authorities under sections 101 and 102 of the Local Government Act 1972 may (a) impose stipulations on the use of whole council elections in each partner local authority, (b) impose stipulations on the number of councillors per ward in each partner local authority and (c) place additional statutory obligations on the elected members of each partner local authority. (206811)

Such joint committees cannot impose stipulations on the use of whole council elections or on the number of councillors per ward in each partner local authority: nor can they place additional statutory obligations on the elected members of each partner local authority.