Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 17 January 2019

Meeting time: 09.02 - 09.55
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Assembly Members:

Llyr Gruffydd AM (Chair)

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Mike Hedges AM

Nick Ramsay AM

Rhianon Passmore AM


Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General and Brexit Minister

Dylan Hughes, Welsh Government

Claire Fife, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Georgina Owen (Clerk)

Bethan Davies (Deputy Clerk)

Owen Holzinger (Researcher)

Ben Harris (Legal Adviser)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        The Chair welcomed Rhianon Passmore and Alun Davies as new members of the Committee.

1.3        The Chair thanked David Rees and Jane Hutt for their contributions to the Committee.

1.4        Apologies were received from Alun Davies AM and Neil Hamilton AM.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.



2.1   PTN1 - Response from the Wales Audit Office to the Finance Committee's Annual Scrutiny of the Wales Audit Office and the Auditor General for Wales Report - 10 January 2019



2.2   PTN2 - Letter from Paul Davies AM - Autism (Wales) Bill - 10 January 2019



3       Financial implications of the Legislation (Wales) Bill: Evidence session

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General; Dylan Hughes, First Legislative Counsel, Welsh Government; and Claire Fife, Policy Advisor to the Counsel General, Welsh Government.



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.



5       Financial implications of the Legislation (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.



6       Legislative budget process: approach to scrutiny

6.1 The Committee agreed its approach.





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