Plaid Cymru's Jonathan Edwards MP has responded to the resolution on what HS2 means for Wales following days of confusion and conflicting accounts over fair funding.
Mr Edwards said:
"I am happy that Barnett consequential saga surrounding HS2 has been resolved. I'm even happier that the Welsh Finance Minister was right on this occasion as it vindicates the long standing Plaid Cymru campaign for a fair share of HS2 for Wales, albeit only on current expenditure.
"Welsh capital budgets continue to be squeezed, but this error on the part of the Treasury has led to an extra £35m in the 2015-16 spending round.
"Wales has historically only received a fraction of our population entitlements in terms of transport investment, and our country cannot afford to lose out on a fair share of HS2.
"Following this resolution, two issues emerge. Firstly, HS2 consequentials will now become a key election division line at the nextWestminster election. The future UK Government in setting out their spending plans will have the power to claw back the £35m the Treasury claim has been awarded in error, but more importantly to continue the precedent set here and ensure Wales gets a fair share of all future HS2 expenditure.
"Plaid Cymru will be fighting on a strong platform to continue our campaign for justice for Wales on this issue. It is for the London parties to declare their position.
"Secondly it is clear the Barnett formula is not fit for purpose and the Treasury Devolved Countries Unit lacks the resources to make sure the formula is applied correctly. Our campaign for a simple needs based formula will continue.
"Next week, the HS2 paving Bill will return to the House of Commons for its final stages. We will be voting against unless the UK Government offers a cast-iron guarantee of a fair share for Wales."