Scrutiny Policies and People 27.02.15

http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/council/boards.asp?boardnum=44

Here are some questions for PQT:

It has been reported in the news that “Greater Manchester is to become the first English region to get full control of its health spending, as part of an extension of devolved powers.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-31615218

Q1 a) What views does this Committee have on these proposals?

Q2 If this type of “devolution” was proposed in Somerset would there be an expectation that service users, citizens, council tax payers, community organisations and trade unions would be consulted?

Q3 How would democracy, accountability and transparency be improved (rather than having an elected mayor?) if these proposals were to be introduced in Somerset?

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