Barnett Formula Select Committee

House of Lords Press Notice
Embargo: Immediate Friday 27 March 2009
Contact: Owen Williams 020 7219 8659

LORDS BARNETT FORMULA COMMITTEE TO HEAR EVIDENCE FROM SECRETARIES OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND

The House of Lords Committee on the Barnett Formula will next week hear evidence from Jim Murphy MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, Paul Murphy MP, Secretary of State for Wales and Shaun Woodward MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The Ministers will be asked about the workings of the Barnett Formula, how the application of the formula has been affected by devolution and whether it is still an effective and fair way to distribute public money.

They will also be asked to give an indication of how much influence they, as Secretaries of State, have within the Government on the workings of the Barnett Formula system.

The evidence session will start at 5pm on Wednesday 1 April in Committee Room 4A of the House of Lords.

Notes to Editors

1. Full details on the Barnett Formula Committee and their inquiry can be found at: www.parliament.uk/hlbarnettformula