Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 12 November 2018

Meeting time: 13.15 - 16.04
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Assembly Members:

Nick Ramsay AM (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Adam Price AM

Jenny Rathbone AM


Reg Kilpatrick, Welsh Government

Alun Michael, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Mark Price, Welsh Government

Stephen Carr, Welsh Local Government Association

Wales Audit Office:

Adrian Crompton – Auditor General for Wales

Matthew Mortlock

Dave Rees

Committee Staff:

Meriel Singleton (Second Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

Katie Wyatt (Legal Adviser)



1       Community Safety in Wales: Technical Briefing

1.1        Members received a technical briefing on Community Safety in Wales from Reg Kilpatrick, Director for Local Government, Welsh Government; Alun Michael, South Wales Police & Crime Commissioner; Stephan Carr, Safer Communities Programme Manager, Welsh Local Government Association; and Mark Price, Welsh Government Safer Communities Programme Co-Ordinator.



2       Auditor General for Wales Report: National Fraud Initiative 2016-18

2.1 Members received a briefing from the Auditor General on his report and agreed to give further consideration to the issues raised, possibly as part of a wider look at public sector counter fraud arrangements.



3       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

3.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the Committee

3.2 Apologies were received from Neil Hamilton AM and Jack Sargeant AM.



4       Paper(s) to note

4.1 The papers were noted.



5       Implementation of the NHS Finance (Wales) Act 2014: Letter from the Welsh Government (31 October 2018)

5.1 The Committee considered the response from the Welsh Government and agreed that the Chair would write to the Welsh Government seeking clarification on a number of issues.



Closing Remarks

The Committee agreed a motion to meet in private on 26 November 2018.





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