§ Mr. Bill Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from Sheffield city council regarding the area cost adjustment and its effect on Sheffield's standard spending assessment. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
I have received a number of representations on the area cost adjustment from Sheffield city council, both individually and as part of larger groups of local authorities. The city council has drawn attention to the reduction in its standard spending assessment which would follow from the recommendations of the review of the area cost adjustment. It has urged us not to implement those recommendations.