Wales: Additional Financial Resources - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 18th January 2023.

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Photo of Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Conservative 3:07 pm, 18th January 2023

My Lords, has the time not come to get rid of the Barnett formula and to fund the devolved Administrations on the basis of need, which is how they distribute the money themselves? I know my noble friend is very busy, but could she read the report of the Select Committee of this House, which was initiated by the late Lord Barnett, which showed clearly that Wales lost out as a result? I say that as a Scot, and Scotland benefits in addition to parts of the north of England, Wales and other devolved parts of the United Kingdom.