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Intergovernmental Relations Annual Transparency Report 2023

Volume 748: debated on Tuesday 23 April 2024

Today, the Government published the third annual transparency report of our engagement with the devolved Administrations on'>'> This report has been laid as a Command Paper in both Houses. The Government have also published the fourth quarterly transparency report dashboard for 2023, also on'>'>

The annual report follows on from each of the quarterly dashboards published on throughout the year. The annual report shows that we are a Union which shares similar challenges. This report covers a period where we have seen once in a generation events and gives an insight into the extensive engagement between the UK Government and the devolved Administrations between 1 January to 31 December 2023. During this reporting period, the Administrations worked together on a number of areas, not least in organising the coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the unlocking of two green freeports in Scotland and two freeports in Wales, and the successful joint UK and Ireland bid to host the UEFA European championships in 2028. The report highlights that our collective strength is why we are able to face and tackle big changes and challenges.

The report is part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to transparency of intergovernmental relations to Parliament and the public. The Government will continue with such publications to demonstrate transparency in intergovernmental relations.