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Government Devolution Bill: evidence session in Greater Manchester

26 October 2015

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The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee holds an evidence session at Manchester Town Hall on the Monday 26 October as part of its inquiry into the Government's Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.


Monday 26 October 2015, Greater Manchester Town Hall

At 10.00am

  • Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Sue Derbyshire, GMCA Vice Chair, Leader of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Kieran Quinn, Leader of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (finance and investment)

At 10.50am

  • Professor Karel Williams, University of Manchester
  • David Fernandez-Arias, Greater Manchester Referendum Campaign for Democratic Devolution

At 11.10am

  • Joe Anderson, Mayor, Liverpool City Council
  • Joanne Roney, Chief Executive of Wakefield Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Chris Murray, Director, Core Cities

A Q&A with members of CLG Committee

A Q&A with the CLG Committee, where Greater Manchester citizens will be asked to express their views on current devolution plans, will take place before the formal Committee evidence session.

The evidence session begins at 10am and the hour-long Q&A session starts at 8.50am (both are open the public).  Please use the Albert Square/Lloyd Street entrance to the building and report to reception.

Registering for the event

The event is free to attend, although tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will operate if the event is fully subscribed.  Registration on the day starts from 8.30am.

Please use the link below to register via Eventbrite, using the password: Devolution

Communities and Local Government Select Committee Devolution Session [Eventbrite link]

CLG Committee inquiry on the Devolution Bill

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.

About the Greater Manchester Combined Authority

The ten authorities in Greater Manchester are the first in the country to develop a statutory Combined Authority which will co-ordinate key economic development, regeneration and transport functions. 

Find out more about this: GMAC Further Devolution to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Further information

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