HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c159W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to review the Barnett formula in the event of a Welsh Assembly being created. [8493]

Mr. Ron Davies

The Government believes that the Barnett formula has played a very important part in the allocation of public expenditure. I shall set out the financial arrangements for the proposed Welsh Assembly fully in the White Paper.

Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales by what mechanisms other than the White Paper and its summary information relating to the Welsh Assembly will be disseminated prior to the Referendum; and if he will make a statement. [8587]

Mr. Davies

A telephone helpline will be established to answer queries from the public about the Government's proposals. In addition, I am considering making available summary information on particular aspects of the Government's proposals.

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