Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 9 May 2011.
Terms of Reference
2 Defining localism and its aims
The Government's definition of localism
Localism in other government departments
Localism and efficiency
3 Central government in a localist system
Will Government prove able to rein itselfin?
Setting limits to localism
4 Localism without local government?
The Government's view of local government'srole
The general power of competence
Local government resources
How do the policies of other departmentsreflect the Government's vision for local authorities?
The value of democratic legitimacy
The role of local government in supportinglocalism
The challenges of improving local democraticengagement
The public's willingness to participate
How will local authorities have to adapt?
5 Integration or fragmentation?
Total Place and community budgeting
Will community budgeting fulfil its potential?
6 Who will deliver localism?
The Government's plans to diversify serviceprovision
Who will deliver the Government's vision?
A retreating statutory sector?
Barriers to greater diversity of provision
The accountability of delivery bodies
Conclusions and recommendations
Annexvisits to Devon and Croydon
List of printed written evidence
List of additional written evidence
List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament Oral Evidence
Monday 1 November 2010
Monday 15 November 2010
Monday 29 November 2010
Tuesday 7 December 2010
Monday 20 December 2010
Monday 10 January 2011
Monday 24 January 2011
Monday 14 February 2011
Virtual (Unpublished) Written Evidence