HC Deb 10 December 2003 vol 415 c459W
11. Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with(a) the Treasury and (b) the National Assembly for Wales Government on the outcome of the Yvonne Watts v Bedford Health Authority case on the Treasury block grant for Wales under the Barnett formula. [142079]

Mr. Touhig

As the Government is appealing against the ruling in this case, it would not be appropriate for me to speculate on the final outcome of the case. However, funding for the NHS in Wales is a matter for the National Assembly for Wales, which is free to allocate resources from within the block grant as it sees fit. The Government has no current plans to review the Barnett formula which has produced fair and transparent settlements over the years.

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