Welsh Affairs CommitteeFurther written evidence from the Welsh Government

The Welsh Government continues to engage with the UK Government to ensure that Wales receives all of the consequentials to which we are entitled.

In relation to the recent HS2 announcement, no budget allocations have been made for the construction of either phase in the current Spending Review period.

Rail infrastructure is not devolved and as such we would not expect to receive consequentials.

An exception is in relation to transport projects in London where the Welsh Government can receive consequentials, an example of this is the Crossrail project for which a consequential was paid to the Welsh Government.

February 2013

Prepared 5th March 2013