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Local Government Finance

Volume 172: debated on Tuesday 15 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to lay the relevant parliamentary orders specifying the budget reductions required of those authorities designated for charge capping in 1990–91.

[holding answer 14 May 1990]: While there are related matters before the courts it would not be appropriate for me to comment.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what amount of deprivation Oxford, Cambridge, Kent, Dorset, Hampshire, Bedfordshire, the Isle of Wight and Rotherham were assumed to suffer under the determination of the standard spending assessment for 1990–91.

[holding answer 14 May 1990]: Standard spending assessment make no explicit assumptions about levels of deprivation. A number of the individual service elements of standard spending assessments take account of social factors. A full description of the methodology used for calculating standard spending assessments is given in the Revenue Support Grant Distribution Report (England) which was approved by the House of Commons on 18 January.