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Local Government Finance

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress his Department has made in its re-examination, in relation to the grant-related expenditure assessment for 1989–90, of the standard spending assessment for 1990–91 for Torbay.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment has made it clear that he is willing to consider any fresh evidence on standard spending assessments before making decisions for 1991–92. Officials are currently discussing with the local authority associations the evidence which has been brought forward.