§ Mrs. Bridget Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the allocation within Lewisham's standard spending assessment, on a per capita basis, for children at risk, during the next financial year; what is the allocation for each of the other London boroughs; on what basis this formula operates; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Baldry
The children's personal social services element for 1994–95 for Lewisham is £107 per head of resident population. Information for other London boroughs is in the table. The formula uses a "client group approach"; the client group is the estimated number of children at risk. Cost adjustments are made to reflect the increased costs associated with social conditions and differences in the costs of provision between areas. The formula for the children's PSS element, along with the formulae for other SSA elements, has been revised in the light of the SSA review.
Table showing the children's personal social service (PSS) element for 1994–95 per head of resident population for Lewisham and the other London boroughs Borough PSS for Children (£/head) Lewisham 107 City of London 26 Camden 114 Greenwich 83 Hackney 175 Hammersmith and Fulham 108 Islington 150 Kensington and Chelsea 81 Lambeth 164 Southwark 129 Tower Hamlets 138 Wandsworth 79
Borough PSS for Children (£/head) Westminster 85 Barking and Dagenham 42 Barnet 42 Bexley 25 Brent 108 Bromley 26 Croydon 51 Ealing 68 Enfield 42 Haringey 125 Harrow 35 Havering 25 Hillingdon 35 Hounslow 59 Kingston-upon-Thames 28 Merton 39 Newham 118 Redbridge 41 Richmond-upon-Thames 25 Sutton 30 Waltham Forest 74