HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1320W
14. Sir Nicholas Winterton

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the future of the Barnett Formula. [152900]

Mr. Darling

No such discussions have taken place. The Government have no plans to replace or to review the Barnett formula. My right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, confirmed this in reply to an oral question on 13 November 2003,Official Report, columns 401–02.