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Public Expenditure

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what in-year changes were made to the Barnett formula as it applies to Wales in each year since 2000. (164000)

The Barnett formula remains unchanged. Revised editions of the Treasury publication “Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly—a Statement of Funding Policy” were published in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2007. These contain full details of the Barnett formula including changes to the population factors and the comparability factors.

In addition, the population factors are revised on an annual basis to take account of the updated mid-year estimates of population published by the Office for National Statistics.