§ Mr. Cran
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what research has been undertaken by his Department into52W the impact of dispersal and settlement patterns on the cost of providing services in rural areas as part of the local government formula grant review. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Brigg and Goole (Mr. Cawsey) on 4 November 2002.