Devolving power to England does not require a parliament

There is a clear imperative for greater devolution within England. Highly centralised powers and budgets have failed to promote balanced regional prosperity beyond London and...

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This speech was originally delivered to the House of Lords on 5th June 2014 It is a pleasure to follow Lord Deighton, and to pay tribute to him for his sterling work over the past year in promoting HS2.  Six weeks ago the House of Commons carried the 2nd reading of the HS2 Bill by the colossal margin of 452 votes to 41.  HS2 is vital to transforming transport capacity...

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Devolving power to England does not require a parliament

There is a clear imperative for greater devolution within England. Highly centralised powers and budgets have failed to promote balanced regional prosperity beyond London and the south-east over recent decades. The disempowerment of provincial England contrasts ever more starkly with growing devolution to Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and London. However, English devolution is highly problematic, not only in deciding what to devolve – do we want one NHS or ten?...

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