Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what powers will be devolved to cities and regions as part of the Northern Powerhouse policy programme.
Answer: James Wharton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Northern Powerhouse)
The powers to be devolved to cities, counties, towns and districts in the Northern Powerhouse will depend on the proposals brought forward by local areas. The Government recognises that no two places are alike, and that the people who live, work and do business in each place know best what their area needs to prosper and grow. As a result, the powers devolved to different parts of the Northern Powerhouse will vary depending on local circumstances and the proposals brought forward by each area.