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AREA COMMITTEE POWERS FOR WELSH COUNCILS

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The Welsh Office has announced further details of its proposals for the area committees, which could form part of t...
The Welsh Office has announced further details of its proposals for the area committees, which could form part of the planned new unitary councils, the Western Mail reports (p6).

Councils have been sent a consultation paper explaining who could expect to have area committees and what sort of power might be delegated to them.

Welsh Secretary, John Redwood, said he would not approve of setting up an area committee for an area which had fewer than 10 councillors, which suggests that nine of the proposed 21 unitary authorities would be unlikely to be asked to prepare a decentralisation scheme.
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