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Barnett Formula

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the First Minister on the operation of the Barnett formula in determining financial allocations to the Welsh Assembly Government; and if he will make a statement. (188112)

I have regular discussions with the First Minister. The Barnett formula has delivered well for Wales and this Government believe it will continue to do so. It has raised the Welsh budget by 130 per cent. since 1997.