HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 cc642-3W
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