HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 c24W
Sir Julian Critchley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account is taken of population in setting social services standard spending assessments; and if he will make a statement. [15729]

Mr. Bowis

Population size is one of the factors taken into account in calculating standard spending assessments for social services. In addition, a variety of indicators are used to reflect the relative need for social services in each local authority.

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