§ Mr. McNulty
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment Transport and the Regions if he will review provision for the additional educational needs index within the education standard spending assessment; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
I am committed to a fair distribution of government grant to local authorities through Standard Spending Assessments (SSAs). As part of our programme of work on SSAs, we intend to review the allowance for additional educational needs within the Education SSA. The review is likely to continue into 1998.