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Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment - The Fourth Assembly

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 03/11/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Letter from Deputy Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government (19 October 2015)

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Meeting: 15/09/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Consideration of the Welsh Government's Response

PAC(4)-22-15 Paper 2

PAC(4)-22-15 Paper 3

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Minutes:

4.1 Members noted the Welsh Government response and the Auditor General’s remarks to the Committee Report.

4.2 Members agreed that the Chair should write to the Welsh Government seeking further clarification of the government’s response to the Report recommendations and an explanation of why they have changed their policy on erecting screens around crashes, on the A55, to deter motorists from looking at accidents.


Meeting: 23/06/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Letter from Minister for Economy, Science and Transport (15 June 2015)

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Meeting: 09/06/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Consideration of draft Report

PAC(4)-16-15 Paper 1

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Minutes:

3.1 Members considered and agreed the draft report subject to a few minor amendments. The Report will be published later this month.


Meeting: 02/06/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Letter from Steve Martin Public Policy Institute for Wales (21 May 2015)

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Meeting: 12/05/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Letter from James Price Welsh Government (29 April 2015)

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Meeting: 05/05/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Letter from James Price, Welsh Government (28 April 2015)

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Meeting: 05/05/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Letter from the Auditor General for Wales (24 April 2015)

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Meeting: 05/05/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: key issues

PAC(4)-12-15 Paper 6

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Minutes:

6.1 Members considered and discussed the key issues paper and noted that the Clerks will be drafting a report for consideration at a future meeting.


Meeting: 05/05/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Additional information from the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation

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Meeting: 21/04/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Letter from the Auditor General for Wales (26 March 2015)

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Meeting: 21/04/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Letter from Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

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Meeting: 21/04/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Additional information from North and Mid Wales Trunk Roads Agent

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Meeting: 21/04/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Additional information from South Wales Trunk Roads Agent

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Meeting: 21/04/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Letter from the Highways Agency (24 March 2015)

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Meeting: 21/04/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 21/04/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Evidence Session 5

PAC(4)-10-15 paper 1

PAC(4)-10-15 paper 2

PAC(4)-10-15 paper 3

Research Brief

 

James Price – Director General, Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, Welsh Government

Sheena Hague - Deputy Director, Network Management, Welsh Government

Andy Falleyn - Deputy Director, Infrastructure Delivery, Welsh Government

 

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from James Price, Director General, Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, Sheena Hague, Deputy Director, Network Management, and Andy Falleyn, Deputy Director, Infrastructure Delivery, Welsh Government on its inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road investment.

 

3.2 James Price agreed to send the following information to Committee:

·       explore the suggestion that there are inaccuracies in information provided on the A55 on the Traffic Wales website;

·       provide a note on numbers of road works in NMWTRA, including overnight works and the time involved in scheme delivery;

·       provide a note on the number of complaints around road works, including the percentage of road works which are subject to complaints, and introduce more formal and regular reporting;

·       confirm when preparation of the new StreetWorks Strategy began and the reasons why it has taken four years to develop; and

·       investigate the recent difficulties resulting from road works in North East Wales and how this relates to cross border co-operation with English Highway Authorities, including the Highways Agency / Highways England.

 


Meeting: 24/03/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Discussion of evidence

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Minutes:

6.1     The Committee discussed the evidenced received.


Meeting: 24/03/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Evidence Session 4

Richard Jones, Head of Service, South Wales Trunk Road Agent

Dave Cooil, Head of Service, North & Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent

Ian Hughes, Business Manager and Statutory Executive, North & Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent

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3.1     The Committee took evidence from South Wales Trunk Road Agent and North & Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent on its inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road investment. The Trunk Road Agents agreed to provide the Committee with further information on the co-ordination of maintenance and improvement of motorways and trunk roads with local roads and the number of years your budget allocation has been confirmed later than 1 April.


Meeting: 17/03/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Evidence Session 2

Prof Nigel Smith, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds

Kris Moodley, University of Leeds

Prof Bob Lark, College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Cardiff University

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5.1     The Committee took evidence from academics from the University of Leeds and Cardiff University on its inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment.


Meeting: 17/03/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Discussion of evidence

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8.1     The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 17/03/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Evidence Session 3

Rhodri-Gwynn Jones, Director, Civil Engineering Contractors Association Wales

David Meller, Principal Engineer, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (North Wales Branch)

Russell Bennett, Chairman,  Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (South Wales Branch)

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6.1     The Committee took evidence from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association Wales and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation North and South Wales Branches on its inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment.

 

6.2     Russell Bennett from the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation South Wales Branch agreed to provide further information on private investment.


Meeting: 03/03/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Research Services Briefing

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Minutes:

4.1     The Wales Audit Office and the National Assembly for Wales Research Service provided Members with a consultation update and outline inquiry approach.


Meeting: 03/03/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Evidence Session 1

Simon Higgins - Area Manager, Road Haulage Association Ltd

Malcolm Bingham - Head of Highways Policy, Freight Transport Association

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5.1     The Committee took evidence from the Road Haulage Association Ltd and Freight Transport Association on its inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment.


Meeting: 03/03/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Discussion of evidence

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6.2     The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

6.3     The Committee agreed to:

·         request figures on staffing levels and information on around traffic management and resilience arrangements from Trunk Road Agents;

·         seek further information from the Welsh Government on major trunk road schemes currently under construction, its approach to prioritisation of future schemes, and greater detail on Trunk Road Agent expenditure, work programmes and future budgets;

·         write to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to request information on managing incidents and the use of screens; and

·         write to Highways England seeking information on its approach to maintaining and improving the English Strategic Road Network, including the expected benefits of the new structure and approach, and how this will provide greater certainty in funding.

 

6.4     Research Service agreed to provide clarification on Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) corridors in Wales and the UK and information on Highways England.

 

 


Meeting: 13/01/2015 - Public Accounts Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Scope of the Inquiry into Motorway and Trunk Road Value for Money

Research Brief - Motorway and Trunk Road Value for Money

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the scope for the inquiry into Motorway and Trunk Roads Value for Money, and agreed to write to stakeholders to invite their views.


 

 

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