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Government: Regional Committees

Volume 696: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the current timetable for the proposed establishment of regional select committees; and whether they envisage that local authority leaders will form part of their membership. [HL223]

The question of how to take forward the commitment in the Governance of Britain Green Paper (Cm 7170) for the establishment of regional committees is under active consideration. The Modernisation Select Committee of the House of Commons announced an inquiry into regional accountability on 11 October and the Government expect to submit a memorandum to that committee.