§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the needs of carers are accounted for in the formula used to distribute the special transitional grant.
§ Mr. Bowis
In 1993–94 the distribution of the grant is based predominately on personal social services standard spending assessments. These include factors which are intended to reflect needs for community care expenditure in the round, including the needs of carers. In 1994–95 the grant will be based exclusively on PSS SSAs.