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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Bethan Davies 

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Transcript: Transcript for 19/09/2019 - Finance Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09:30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 Apologies were received from Rhianon Passmore.

(09:30-09:40)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes of the meeting held on 3 July 2019

Minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2019

Minutes of the meeting held on 17 July 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

Letter from Llywydd to Chair of Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee - Voting rights for prisoners 23 July 2019

Supporting documents:

2.2

Letter from Minister for Finance and Trefnydd - Statement of Principles for Directly Funded Bodies - 19 July 2019

Supporting documents:

2.3

Letter from Minister for Finance and Trefnydd to Mike Hedges - Financial transactions capital - 16 August 2019

Supporting documents:

2.4

Letter from the Welsh Government to the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP - Written evidence to Treasury Committee inquiry into regional imbalances in UK economy - 9 August 2019

Supporting documents:

2.5

Letter from Future Generations Commissioner - Involvement in first Future Generations Report - 9 August 2019

Supporting documents:

2.6

Response from Minister for Finance and Trefnydd to Committee's report on Scrutiny of Welsh Government First Supplementary Budget 2019-20 - 19 August 2019

Supporting documents:

(09.40)

3.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from part of the meeting (Items 4-9 and 11-12)

Minutes:

3.1 The motion was approved.

(09:40-09:50)

4.

Consideration of scoping paper on retention payments in the construction sector

Paper 1 - Scoping paper on retention payments in the construction sector

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the scoping paper on retention payments in the construction sector and agreed the approach for the inquiry.

(09:50-10:10)

5.

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of correspondence

Paper 2 – Response from the Llywydd to the Finance Committee’s report and recommendations on the financial implications of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

 

Paper 3 – Letter from the Counsel General on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill – 3 September 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the correspondence on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.

(10:10-10:30)

6.

Wales Audit Office - Value for money study: Travel allowances

Paper 4 – Wales Audit Office value for money study into travel allowances

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 In accordance with Standing Order 18.11(ii), the Committee endorsed the proposed examination of the Wales Audit Office’s travel and subsistence arrangements under paragraph 35(7) of Schedule 1 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013.

(10:30-10:40)

7.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020-21: Appointment of expert adviser

Paper 5 – Application for the role of expert adviser

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed to appoint an expert adviser.

(10:40-10:50)

8.

Consideration of forward work programme

Paper 6 – Forward work programme for the Finance Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the forward work programme.

(10:50-11:00)

9.

Consideration of letter from the Llywydd - Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2019 and amending Standing Orders

Paper 7 – Letter from the Llywydd on the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2019 and amending Standing Orders

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the letter from the Llywydd on the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act and agreed the amendments to Standing Orders.

(11:00-12:00)

10.

Inquiry into a legislative budget process: Evidence session 4

Dr Joachim Wehner, Associate Professor in Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science

 

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee received evidence from Dr Joachim Wehner, Associate Professor in Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, on the legislative budget process.

(12:00-12:15)

11.

Inquiry into a legislative budget process: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

11.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(12:15-12:30)

12.

Letter from Minister for Finance and Trefnydd - timetable for Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020-21 - 13 September 2019

Paper 8 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd - timetable for Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020-21 - 13 September 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

12.1 The Committee considered the letter and revised timetable for the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020-21.

 

 

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