Local Enterprise Partnerships: Funding - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 3:08 pm ar 11 Rhagfyr 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Wolf of Dulwich Baroness Wolf of Dulwich Non-affiliated 3:08, 11 Rhagfyr 2023

My Lords, LEPs and RDAs had in common that, while they referred to “local” and “regional”, they were, in fact, Whitehall appointed and Whitehall controlled. If their functions are gradually transferred to mayoral authorities, that will clearly take things closer to local enterprise, but it is not necessarily a great improvement if you move from a Whitehall bureaucracy to a mayoral bureaucracy. What is being done to ensure that these functions respond actively to local enterprises and to local and regional organisations, which are membership organisations and directly represent enterprises, businesses, communities and, indeed, consumers?