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Local Government: Greater Manchester

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the negotiations on the multi-area agreement for Greater Manchester will address (a) the number of councillors per ward, (b) additional statutory obligations on the elected members of and (c) the use of whole council elections in each local authority in Greater Manchester. (206747)

The Greater Manchester authorities have not proposed, as part of the Multi Area Agreement they are negotiating with Government, any changes to the number of councillors per ward, additional statutory obligations on the elected members of and the use of whole council elections in each local authority in Greater Manchester.