§ 30. Mr. Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proposals he has for reassessing the funding of the new unitary authorities with particular reference to North-east Lincolnshire. 
§ Ms Armstrong
Discussions with local government on the distribution of Revenue Support Grant for 1998–99 are currently in progress. These discussions will cover most of the standard spending assessment elements received by unitary authorities.