||Dear Sir George,
I understand that there will be elected regional assemblies in the Northern Regions of this Country, but due to so little support down South the assemblies here will not have an elected element.
Having read Hansard for various debates I find it will costs many millions of pounds to set up and run the elected assemblies up North.
Is this why our County has had a drop in central Government funding, amounting so I'm lead too believe worth £50 million, to pay for elected assemblies in the North of England? If so we are not helping to pay for better services or the re-juvenation of Northern England, we are helping the EU divide this Country so that it can rule us bypassing our own parliament.
|Date Issue Raised:
||16 Jul 2003
||Thank you for the email. I am the first to criticise the Government when they deserve criticism, and I have criticised them for shifting Revenue Support Grant away from the county I represent to other parts of the country - when the facts do not support such a transfer. However, I don't believe they did this in order to finance Regional Assemblies in the North.
It is by no means certain that such elected Assemblies will ever get off the ground and, if they do, it won't happen for some time.