Committee examines Manchester response to Devolution Bill

The Communities & Local Government Committee held an evidence session at Manchester Town Hall today as part of its inquiry into the Government’s Cities & Local Government Devolution Bill.

The committee invited Greater Manchester residents to express their views on current devolution plans, before hosting the formal committee evidence session at 10am.

Witnesses included Tony Lloyd, interim mayor of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Kieran Quinn, leader of Tameside Council, Joe Anderson, mayor of Liverpool City Council, and Chris Murray, director of Core Cities.

The CLG Committee’s inquiry examines a variety of devolution issues, looking at the lessons which can be learned from City Deals, whether the Manchester devolution deal provides a model for other areas, and how the Devolution Bill will build on local accountability.

Among other issues, the committee will also examine how the devolution of health spending to Greater Manchester will affect delivery of health services locally.

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