Devolution: the next five years and beyond Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

The development of devolution

The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill

2 Devolution: objectives and approach


Approach: deal-making

3 Agreed deals

Greater Manchester

Health devolution

Other places: how bespoke is devolution?

General observations

Commitment to devolution across Government Departments

Government capacity

4 Bids, negotiation and agreement of deals: key themes

Public engagement


Balancing central and local influence

5 Governance and accountability

Directly-elected mayors

Attitudes to directly-elected mayors

Non-metropolitan areas


Potential for confusion

6 Health devolution

7 London

Fiscal devolution

Subregional devolution

The Mayor of London and the London Assembly

8 Looking ahead

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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Prepared 29 January 2016