Skip to main content

Standard Spending Assessments

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list (a) the factors and (b) the figures used to determine the percentage increase in the 1990–91 standard spending assessments to take account of the costs arising from the geographical location of Surrey county and Spelthorne borough councils.

The standard spending assessments for all authorities in the south-east standard region are adjusted to take account of higher labour costs in the region as identified by standardised earnings for an appropriate range of occupations from the new earnings survey for 1988. The precise adjustments vary from service block to service block according to the proportion of total costs represented by labour costs. Provisional figures are set out in annex F to the draft distribution report which my right hon. Friend placed in the Library on 6 November.