HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c79W
30. Charlotte Atkins

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what are the principles and objectives underlying the review of standard spending assessments; and if he will make a statement. [85809]

Ms Armstrong

The objectives of the current review of revenue grant distribution are to investigate thoroughly whether there is a better way of determining the distribution of revenue support grant which is simpler, more stable, more robust and fairer than the present arrangements for SSAs. These objectives were set out in last year's White Paper, "Modern Local Government—In Touch with the People".