Thursday, 10 December 2009

Financing Wales

Yesterday, I held a very useful meeting with Gerry Holtham on financing for Wales.

The second part of the review is due out in late March or early April 2010.

An examination of the Barnett formula on a UK basis is needed. Gerry confirmed my belief that the SNP is not nearly so keen on a review as we are in Wales.

I can understand that and some transitional help may be needed for Scotland on a needs based approach but if an examination of the formula demonstrates that Wales is not receiving appropriate help then we in the Welsh Conservatives will not be slow to push our case.

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