§ Mr. Coleman
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to ensure that the(a) level and (b) distribution of the Supporting People special grant will ensure that London local authorities receive sufficient resources to meet their identified needs. 
§ Mr. McNulty
Baseline allocations for 2003–04 will be based on current spend in 2002–03, plus an allowance for inflation. ODPM is providing guidance to assist local816W
to continue to include such schemes within their homelessness strategies.