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Local Government: Constitutional Independence

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

9. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will bring forward proposals to establish constitutionally independent local government; and if she will make a statement. (236271)

The United Kingdom's constitution is not consolidated in a single document. Rather it comprises statute law, common law and conventions in which Parliament is sovereign and the statutory independence of local government is set out in the various Local Government Acts. There are no current plans to bring forward proposals to change these arrangements.