Concise Minutes - Finance Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 15 November 2018

Meeting time: 13.36 - 15.29
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5398


Concurrent meeting

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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Llyr Gruffydd AM (Chair)

Jane Hutt AM

Nick Ramsay AM

Lynne Neagle AM (Chair)

Suzy Davies AM

Siân Gwenllian AM

Julie Morgan AM

John Griffiths AM (Chair)

Jayne Bryant AM

Leanne Wood AM

Witnesses:

Ruth Coombs, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Rachel Thomas, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Julie James AM, Leader of the House and Chief Whip

Andrew Jeffreys, Welsh Government

Paul Dear, Welsh Government

Matt Wellington, Welsh Government

Anthony Jordan, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Llinos Madeley (Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Deputy Clerk)

Sian Thomas (Researcher)

Hannah Johnson (Researcher)

 

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Concurrent meeting of the Finance Committee, Children, Young People and Education Committee and the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 Llyr Gruffydd AM, Chair of the Finance Committee, welcomed Members to the concurrent meeting of the Finance Committee, the Children, Young People and Education Committee and the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee.

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2       Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20: Impact assessments accompanying draft budgets (Evidence session 1)

2.1 The Committees took evidence from:

·         Ruth Coombs, Head of Wales, Equality and Human Rights Commission;

·         Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales; and

·         Rachel Thomas, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

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3       Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20: Impact assessments accompanying draft budgets (Evidence session 2)

3.1 The Committees took evidence from:

·         Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance;

·         Julie James AM, Leader of the House and Chief Whip;

·         Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Treasury, Welsh Government;

·         Matt Wellington, Head of Programme for Government Reporting and Analysis, Welsh Government;

·         Paul Dear, Head of Equality, Welsh Government; and

·         Anthony Jordan, Head of Programme and Legislative Implementation, Welsh Government.

3.2 The Leader of the House provided Members with an overview of the Welsh Government’s Integrated Impact Assessment process in hard copy.

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4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

4.1 The motion was agreed.

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5       Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20: Impact assessments accompanying draft budgets (Consideration of evidence)

5.1 The Members representing each of the three committees agreed that they will consider the evidence gathered in this session and produce a joint output in due course to inform the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020-21 and future draft budgets.

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