HC Deb 10 March 1994 vol 239 c352W
5. Mr. Loyden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the standard spending assessment for fire services in Merseyside.

Mr. Charles Wardle

The Merseyside fire and civil defence authority's standard spending settlement for 1994–95 has been determined by reference to a distributional formula which was discussed with the local authority associations.