§ Sir Dudley Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will revise the standard spending assessment formula in accordance with representations received from county councils;
Apportionment of HRA subsidy between housing and rent rebates £ million 1990–91 outturn 1991–92 estimated outturn 1992–93 forecast 1993–94 forecast 1994–95 forecast Housing element Positive entitlements 1,365 1,155 1,008 970 988 Negative entitlements -915 -328 -530 -582 -620 Gross rebates 2,492 2,920 3,277 3,307 3,497 Total HRAS 3,662 3,747 3,755 3,695 3,865 Sum of positive housing element and gross rebates 3,857 4,075 4,285 4,277 4,485
(2) if he will re-examine his financial provision for Warwickshire in response to the county council's representations about its standard spending assessment.
§ Mr. Portillo
In each of the last two years changes to the SSA formulae have been made in response to representations from the local authority associations, including the Association of County Councils.
The calculation of standard spending assessments for 1992–93, as set out in the Revenue Support Grant Distribution (Amendment) (No. 2) Report (England), was approved by the House on 4 February. All representations from individual local authorities including those made by Warwickshire were carefully considered prior to this.