27. Mr. William O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the representations he has recently received from local authorities on the standard spending assessments.
§ Mr. Curry
During the recent period of consultation on the provisional revenue support grant settlement for 1994–95 we received representations on a wide range of issues from 142 local authorities. My right hon. Friend considered carefully all those representations and any other relevant information before taking his final decisions on the revenue support grant settlement for 1994–95.
§ Mr. Baldry
My hon. Friend the Minister for Local Government and Planning met a delegation from Liverpool city council on 17 January to discuss their provisional standard spending assessment for 1994–95. My right hon. Friend considered carefully all the representations made to him, including those from Liverpool, before taking final decisions on the revenue support grant settlement for 1994–95, which was approved by the House on 3 February.