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The Evolution of Devolution: English Devolution

Inquiry

Devolution has become an established part of the UK constitutional architecture, but while legislative and executive devolution has been established and evolved in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, there has been no equivalent devolution in England, creating asymmetry in the UK governance arrangements.  Since 2014, there have been a number of initiatives to “devolve” power within England: ten combined authorities have now successfully negotiated bespoke “devolution” deals, but this has only added to the complexity of English local government. The Government has committed to publishing an English Devolution White Paper in 2020, setting out its “plans for full devolution across England”.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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15 July 2021
Inquiry The Evolution of Devolution: English Devolution
Witnesses Ben Houchen (Mayor at Tees Valley Combined Authority), and Tracy Brabin (Mayor at West Yorkshire Combined Authority)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
6 July 2021
Inquiry The Evolution of Devolution: English Devolution
Witnesses Alderman Roy Perry (Chair at South East Councils (SEC)), Councillor John Fuller OBE (Chair at District Councils’ Network), Councillor Martin Tett (Leader at Buckinghamshire Council), Andy Burnham (Mayor at Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)), and Jamie Driscoll (Mayor at North of Tyne Combined Authority)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
2 February 2021
Inquiry The Evolution of Devolution: English Devolution
Witnesses Cllr Sir Richard Leese (Chair of the Local Government Association’s City Regions Board and Leader of Manchester City Council), Cllr David Williams (County Councils Network Chairman and Leader of Hertfordshire County Council), Cllr Julian German (Britain’s Leading Edge and Leader of Cornwall Council), The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH, and Professor John Denham (Director, Centre for English Identity and Politics, University of Southampton)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
EDE0046 - The Evolution of Devolution: English Devolution
Witnesses South East England Councils
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
EDE0047 - The Evolution of Devolution: English Devolution
Witnesses Christine Taylor
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
EDE0033 - The Evolution of Devolution: English Devolution
Witnesses Britain's Leading Edge
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

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