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Financial flexibility of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Governments

EDM (Early Day Motion) 982: tabled on 07 October 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the joint statement by the respective Finance Ministers of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Governments on the 6 of October 2020 calling for greater flexibility, fairness and clarity by the UK Government to enable their respective administrations weather the economic, social and healthcare challenges posed by the covid-19 pandemic; further notes that those statements were issued by Ministers representing three different political parties indicating the serious concerns of the three devolved Governments; notes that in the case of Wales, two thirds of the population are living under local covid-19 lockdown conditions; and calls on the UK Government to meaningfully engage with the devolved Governments to urgently provide greater flexibility, a purposeful role in spending review decisions and certainty over replacement of lost EU funding.