November 21, 2023 4.00 pm

Minister drops further hints at devolution chances for Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire’s future: reading between the lines of Jacob Young’s hints

A government minister has dropped further hints that a devolution deal for Greater Lincolnshire is expected to be announced this week.

Jacob Young, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, which includes the remit of devolution and county deals, responded to two Greater Lincolnshire MPs on Monday in the House of Commons. Conservative Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh, continuing his defence of RAF Scampton against Home Office plans for an asylum camp, raised the risk of losing £300 million in private sector funding in his constituency and requested a meeting with the minister.

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