HC Deb 30 January 1990 vol 166 cc169-70W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what were the figures for (i) child abuse, (ii) domestic violence, (iii) proportion of lone parents, (iv) children at risk index and (v) the number of children in care for(a) Humberside and (b) the use national average as in his grant-related expenditure assessment and standard spending assessment for calculating social services expenditure.

Mr. Chope

Neither the grant-related expenditure nor the standard spending assessment formulae include information on child abuse, domestic violence or the number of children in care. The "children at risk index" is part of the SSA formula, no comparable indicator was calculated for the GRE. The proportion of children living in lone-parent households is an indicator in both the GRE and SSA formulae. It is calculated using information from the 1981 census and is therefore the same for each assessment. The national average and the Humberside values for the "children at risk" and lone-parent indicators are as follows:

(i) 'Children at risk'
National average per authority 4,516
Humberside 9,930
(ii) Proportion of children living in lone-parent house holds
National average 0.1300
Humberside 0.1355