§ Lord Alton of Liverpool
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is their response to the report of the Liverpool Democracy Commission into the future of local government in Liverpool; and whether and how they intend to facilitate the implementation of its conclusions. [HL4663]
§ Lord Whitty
The Government welcome the report of the Liverpool Democracy Commission, including the recommendation that Liverpool should have a directly elected mayor, and congratulate Liverpool on this exercise of listening to local people.
Legislation, which has already been passed to end crude universal capping and bring in best value, and forthcoming legislation to modernise political management structures, including allowing directly elected mayors, will help to facilitate the implementation of many of the report's recommendations.