§ Mr. Nigel Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the standard spending assessment for each local authority social services department for placing young offenders in secure accommodation for each year since 1988. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
There has been no separate standard spending assessment, or grant-related expenditure assessment in the case of years prior to 1990–91, for the placement of young offenders in secure accommodation. The need to spend on this function has, however, been taken into account in the personal social services element of authorities' SSAs and GREs.