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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 676: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2020

Ministerial Correction

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Treasury

Covid-19: Economic Package

The following is an extract from an Urgent Question on Covid-19: Economic Package on Tuesday 12 May 2020.

Yesterday I asked the Prime Minister about engagement with the devolved Governments in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. I would like to try again today, and I hope receive a more detailed response from the Chancellor. Can he please outline what specific conversations he had with the devolved Administrations about these changes and when those conversations took place?

My right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury speaks regularly to his counterparts in the devolved Administrations, and we engage with them regularly. I am pleased to say that more than £8 billion of Barnett consequentials has been provided to devolved Administrations across the UK as they have also responded to the virus, and that will continue to be the case. We will get through this as one nation, all together.

[Official Report, 12 May 2020, Vol. 676, c. 147.]

Letter of correction from the Chancellor of the Exchequer:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the hon. Member for Newport West (Ruth Jones).

The correct response should have been:

My right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury speaks regularly to his counterparts in the devolved Administrations, and we engage with them regularly. I am pleased to say that more than £6.8 billion of Barnett consequentials has been provided to devolved Administrations across the UK as they have also responded to the virus, and that will continue to be the case. We will get through this as one nation, all together.