§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total sum for implementation of the Children Act 1989 which is allowed for within Government grant to local authorities in Wales(a) via specific grants and (b) via the element included in standard spending assessment in the present financial year.
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
Specific grant to local authorities in 1991–92 for implementation of the Children Act is £240,000. Standard spending assessments, supported through revenue support grant, are not hypothecated to particular items.