Spending Review

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:04 pm on 15th July 2002.

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Photo of Lord Barnett Lord Barnett Labour 5:04 pm, 15th July 2002

My Lords, first, I apologise to my noble friend because I have been upstairs in a Select Committee and was unable to be present earlier. Given that, as I understand it, there is to be major reform along with the welcome increase in expenditure, does that reform include the abolition of the Barnett formula?