"I think it gives a rough deal to Wales if I'm honest. I was chief secretary to the treasury and I remember looking in detail at the BF and I do think Wales gets short-changed by it.Asked why he rejected calls to change the formula while in office, he said: "That was the government line at the time, and obviously I wasn't in a position to over-rule that.
"So I think it needs to be looked at and it's one of the reasons I've asked Carwyn Jones to chair a UK constitutional convention so that we can look not just at the balance of powers between the UK centrally and Wales but also financial questions and how we get fairness across the UK in terms of the distribution of finance. So all of these questions are on the table and rightly so because I don't think Wales has had a fair deal out of the current financial settlement."
"I wasn't number one at the Treasury, I was number two [to Chancellor Alistair DarlingSo thats alright then
Maybe the real story is not that Andy Burnham knew that Wales was being short changed but the then Sectaries of State Peter Hain and Paul Murphy appear to have done nothing .
Peter Hain was Welsh Secretary between the Period 2002 - 20p8 and Paul Murphy 2008-2009 with Hain back 2009-2010
"To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to review the Barnett formula for allocating the block grant for Wales."