§ Mr. John Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what further information he has made available to local authorities about standard spending assessments.
§ Mr. Key
Two publications, "Standard Spending Assessments: Background and Underlying Methodology", and the "Standard Spending Assessment Handbook 1990–91" were produced in August. These describe the way local authority services are reflected in standard spending assessments and how each SSA element is constructed. They are similar to the "Blue" and "Green Books" which we produced under the rate support grant system. Copies of the publications have today been placed in the Library of the House. Copies have also been sent to every local authority in England and to the local authority associations.
Time commitment £ per annum (from 1 April 1990) Sir Godfrey Taylor (Chairman and Chief Executive) Full-time 63,530 Mr. Jack Esling 2 days per week 15,350 Mr. Reg Hartles 2 days per week 15,350 Mr. Wallace Mackenzie, OBE 2 days per week 15,350 Mr. Michael Roberts 2 days per week 15,350 Cllr. Sir Peter Bowness, CBE 1 day per week 7,650 Mr. Jack Wolkind, CBE 1 day per week 7,650
Sir Godfrey Taylor was reappointed from 12 August 1990 and Mr. Hartles from 23 October 1989. All other members were reappointed from 12 August 1988.
The total expenses paid to the chairman and members in 1988–89, the latest year for which information is available, was £6,430. Travelling arrangements are a matter for the residuary body.