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OXFORDSHIRE SOCIAL SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1354: tabled on 21 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health's comment during the Westminster Hall Adjournment Debate of 27th February that social services in Oxfordshire are operating under tremendous pressure; further notes that Oxfordshire is among the counties that receives the lowest standard spending assessment allocation from central government, which this year has meant a ú20 million shortfall in its social service's budget and that the county received far less money than similar counties such as Milton Keynes and most London boroughs despite the similar cost of living, the cost of staff and the cost of care; calls therefore on the Government to allocate sufficient levels of funding from the comprehensive spending review to ensure that there are sufficient resources for social services in counties such as Oxfordshire; and further calls on the Government to bring forward its review of the standard spending assessment so that counties like Oxfordshire do not suffer further imbalance in the 2002-03 spending allocations.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.