§ David Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what representations he has received from local authorities in country districts on the grant settlement for 2002–03. 
§ Dr. Whitehead
By midday on 11 December, we had received 15 representations from shire district councils concerning the 2002–03 grant settlement. Of these, 11 relate to the data used for the authority concerned. The other four relate to the methodology used or level of funding provided by the settlement.