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The Lord Barnett
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
5 March 1974 – 4 May 1979
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
James Callaghan
Preceded by Tom Boardman
Succeeded by John Biffen
Member of Parliament
for Heywood and Royton
In office
15 October 1964 – 9 June 1983
Preceded by Tony Leavey
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished
Personal details
Born (1923-10-14)14 October 1923
Died 1 November 2014(2014-11-01) (aged 91)
Manchester, England
Political party Labour

Joel Barnett, Baron Barnett, PC (14 October 1923 – 1 November 2014), was a Labour Party politician. As Chief Secretary to the Treasury in the late 1970s, he created the Barnett Formula that stopped public spending in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Barnett died in Manchester, England, aged 91.

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