§ Mr. Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for the environment what progress he has made in his review of local authorty standard spending assessments and the area cost adjustment mechanism; and whether it will be concluded before the standard spending assessment and revenue support grant figures are announced for 1994–95.
§ Mr. Baldry
The technical work on the review of local authority standard spending assessments (SSAs), including the area cost adjustment, has been cmpleted and discussed with the local authority associations. Proposed SSAs for 1994–95 will be announced later this year at the same time as the provisional revenue support grant settlement.