asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will take steps to modify the Resource Allocation Working Party formula.
I refer my right hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Lambeth, Central (Mr. Tilley) on 9 November 1978—[Vol. 957. c. 346–7]—giving the terms of reference and membership of the Advisory Group on Resource Allocation. I shall consider modifications to the Resource Allocation Working Party formula in the light of advice that I receive from the group.