§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the time scale for the publication of the current review of SSA methodology for 1998ߝ99; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Byers
The review of the SSA methodology for 1998ߝ99 is following broadly the same timetable as in previous years. Consultative meetings between central and local government representatives are taking place over the summer leading up to a report on options for possible SSA changes to be published in the autumn.