Twenty Ninth Report Contents


Draft Somerset West and Taunton (Local Government Changes) Order 2018

Draft Somerset West and Taunton (Modification of Boundary Change Enactments) Regulations 2018

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,6 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.7

6 26th Report, Session 2017-19 (HL Paper 125).

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