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Regional Government

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many regional assemblies have been abolished; and which assemblies have rebranded themselves. (319226)

No regional assemblies have been abolished. Pending the commencement of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act on 1 April, five regional assemblies have transferred some of their activities to newly established interim Leaders’ Boards. These are (a) the Association of North East Councils; (b) Local Government Yorkshire and Humber (c) 4NW; (d) South East England Leaders' Board; and (e) South West Councils Strategic Leaders’ Board.