To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2014 to Question 208590, how many local authorities have (a) submitted satisfactory, (b) submitted unsatisfactory and (c) failed to submit final statements of assurance for the Public Health Grant for 2013-14.
Public Health England (PHE) has received to date letters of assurance from 144 out of 152 local authorities. As part of its overall assurance process, PHE has been reconciling these letters to the draft local authority revenue outturn statements. All of the letters received have provided the necessary assurance, save for minor points of clarification over signatories. PHE is actively in contact with eight local authorities to facilitate the completion of the remaining returns.