§ Ms. Armstrong
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment on what information the estimate of population numbers for the calculation of standard spending assessments is based.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The population numbers used in the calculation of standard spending assessments for 1993–94 are those provisionally estimated by the Registrar General for 30 June 1991. The estimates are based primarily on information collected in the 1991 census on numbers of residents in each local authority area, but adjustments have been made to allow for differences in definition and reference dates and to take account of under-enumeration in the census.
§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will place in the Library a table showing for each authority(a) its 1992–93 standard spending assessment with and without adjustments for changes in local authority functions, (b) the 1993–94 standard 875W spending assessment consistent with the local government finance report laid before the House on 28 January and (c) the percentage changes between both versions of the 1992–93 standard spending assessment.