§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the manner in which he has made provision, within the structure of standard spending assessments, for expenditure by local authorities on their statutory duties relating to homelessness for the current financial year and for the year 1993–94, respectively.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
[holding answer 22 October 1990]: The total of standard spending assessments was set for 1992–93 in the light of the spending needs of all authorities including an appropriate allowance for expenditure on providing for the homeless. Proposals for the 1993–94 revenue support grant settlement will be announced later this autumn.