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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use British English |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} In England, the region is the highest tier of sub-national division used by Her Majesty's Government. Between 1994 and 2011, nine regions had officially devolved functions within Government. While they no longer fulfil this role, they continue to be used for some administrative purposes. They define areas (constituencies) for the purposes of elections to the European Parliament. Eurostat also uses them to demarcate first level Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) regions ("NUTS 1 regions") within the European Union. The regions generally followed the boundaries of "standard regions" established in the 1940s.

The London region (also known as Greater London) has a directly elected Mayor and Assembly. The other eight regions have local authority leaders' boards to assist with correlating the headline policies of Districts and Unitary Authorities.

Leaders' boards replaced indirectly elected regional chambers, which were established in 1998 and produced strategic plans and recommendations to local authorities. During the regional chambers period the regions had an associated (central) Government Office with some responsibility for coordinating policy, and, from 2007 to 2010, a part-time regional minister within the Government. House of Commons regional Select Committees were established in 2009. The chambers and select committees were abolished in May in 2010 restoring these functions to the main tier of local government.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Regional ministers were not reappointed by the incoming Coalition Government, and the Government Offices were abolished in 2011.


Regions of England sections
Intro  History  Regions as areas of administration  NUTS 1 statistical regions  City regions  Subdivisions of England  See also  References  External links  

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