10.These instruments provide for the abolition of West Somerset and Taunton Deane councils, to be replaced by a single Somerset West and Taunton District Council. In our 26th Report of this Session, we drew the instruments to the House’s attention, on the ground that there appeared to be inadequacies in the consultation process which related to them.
11.We subsequently received representations about the merger proposals from Ms S Levinge, who raised issues on which we sought comments from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). We are publishing Ms Levinge’s representations, and MHCLG’s response, on our website.
6 , Session 2017-19 (HL Paper 125).
7 See: [accessed 16 May 2018].