§ Mr. Lidington
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list(a) the standard spending assessments for 1997–98 and 1998–99, (b) the standard spending assessments for 1997–98 and 1998–99 as they would have been had the Elliot report on area cost adjustment been implemented and (c) the difference between these two figures expressed in (i) percentage, (ii) cash and (iii) pounds per head terms for (1) Buckinghamshire County Council, (2) Aylesbury Vale District Council, (3) Chiltern District Council, (4) South Buckinghamshire District Council, (5) Wycombe District Council and (6) Thames Valley Police Authority. 
§ Ms Armstrong
The information requested is in tables that have been placed in the Library. They show the effects of re-calculating the standard spending assessments for 1997–98 and 1998–99 using the method of calculating the area cost adjustment proposed by the 1996 Review of the Area Cost Adjustment but keeping the indicators of need used in the current SSA formulae.