Public debate and consultation
This part of the website is dedicated to promoting the public debate on local government, and includes links to submissions received by Sir Michael Lyons
List submissions received by the Lyons Inquiry during 2004 and 2005
List responses to "Lyons Inquiry into Local Government: Interim Report and Consultation Paper" (published December 2005)
List responses to "National prosperity, local choice and civic engagement: a new partnership between central and local government for the 21st century" (published May 2006)
List responses to the "Lyons Inquiry Discussion Document" on Barker, Eddington and Leitch (published December 2006)
Letters to stakeholders
Index of letters sent to stakeholders by the Lyons Inquiry
Place-shaping: a shared ambition for the future of local government
Economic Prosperity: the Local Contribution
This major national conference from the Lyons Inquiry looked at the emerging role for local authorities and other agencies in promoting economic growth. It addressed why the 'local' matters in the context of globalisation and international competition.
The event heard from the most senior figures from across central, regional and local government as well as the private sector and international perspectives. In addition, delegates had the opportunity to contribute to government thinking and feed into the Lyons Inquiry into local government.
- Lyons Inquiry Press Notice
- DCLG/HMT Press Notice
- Presentations from the conference:
- Presentation by Sir Michael Lyons, Lyons Inquiry into local government (Adobe Acrobat file 62kb)
- Presentation by Sir Robert Kerslake, Chief Executive, Sheffield City Council (Adobe Acrobat file 647kb)
- Presentation by Professor Michael Parkinson, European Institute for Local Affairs (Adobe Acrobat file 1.9Mb)
- All presentations (Adobe Acrobat file 2.6Mb)
- National Conference report (Adobe Acrobat file 580kb)
The Lyons Inquiry has now closed. Please direct your queries to Communities and Local Government or HM Treasury.
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Lyons Inquiry archive
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