Barnett Formula Select Committee

Embargo: Immediate Monday 16 March 2009
Contact: Owen Williams 020 7219 8659


The House of Lords Committee on the Barnett Formula will this week take oral evidence at the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff as part of their ongoing inquiry into the purpose, methodology and application of the Barnett Formula.

The Committee will hold public evidence sessions from 11:00am on Friday 20 March in Committee Room 3 of the Senedd in Cardiff. The Committee will hear evidence from representatives of a range of organisations including Plaid Cymru, the Welsh LGA and the Institute for Welsh Affairs. The evidence sessions will be open to the public.

The full details of the witnesses giving evidence are:

11:00 - 12:00:

Dr ap Gwilym, Economic Advisor to Plaid Cymru.
Professor James Foreman-Peck, Professor of Economics, Cardiff Business School.
Dr Gillian Bristow, Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning.

13:30 - 14:30:

Paul Griffiths, Welsh Local Government Association.
Ian Carruthers and Maria Jones, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Wales.

14:30 - 15:45:

Phil Jarrold, Chief Executive, Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
Peter Price and Cynog Dafis, Tomorrow's Wales.
John Osmond and Geraint Talfan Davies, Director and Chairman of Institute for Welsh Affairs.

Notes to Editors

1. The evidence sessions are open to the public. Journalists wishing to attend should present themselves at the reception desk in the Senedd. Seating in the public gallery will be available on a first come, first served basis.

2. Full details on the Barnett Formula Committee and their inquiry can be found at