I returned to Parliament on Tuesday evening for the Lords debate on the Barnett Formula, triggered by the report the Barnett Formula Select Committee published last July (but not possible until the Government formally responds, which it took its time to do). The debate had attracted a good deal of interest from peers: 20 had put their names down to speak, including many members of the committee and Lord Barnett himself.
Alas, they (and I) were to be disappointed. As the previous debate – on the report stage of the Bribery bill – ran a long way over its time estimate, the debate was postponed indefinitely. Goodness knows when it will now happen, but with Parliamentary time tight that may not be before the UK general election.