DCLG: Government Response to CLG Select Committee report: “Devolution: the next five years and beyond”: in February 2016 the Commons CLG Select Committee issued a report that examined the Cities and Local Devolution Bill and considered whether the Greater Manchester deal, and its health devolution agreement, was a model for other areas. The Committee welcomed the Government's commitment to devolution but urged Government and local leaders to do more to engage the public in devolution proposals, negotiations and outcomes. This response comments on each of the Committee's 40 recommendations, which cover: devolution: objectives and approach; agreed deals; bids, negotiation and agreement of deals: key themes; governance and accountability; health devolution; London; and looking ahead. (26 May 2016)