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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Bethan Davies 

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Transcript: Transcript for 15/03/2018 - Finance Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

 

1.2 Apologies were received from Steffan Lewis AM and Mike Hedges AM.

(09.30)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

PTN1 - Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance to the Chair - Horizon 2020 in Wales Annual Report 2017 - 7 March 2018

Supporting documents:

2.2

PTN2 - Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance to the Chair - Capital Investment Bonds - 8 March 2018

Supporting documents:

2.3

PTN3 - Letter from the Assembly Commission to the Chair - Scrutiny of the Assembly Commission Draft Budget 2018-19 - 9 March 2018

Supporting documents:

(09.30-10.30)

3.

Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013: Evidence session (Wales Audit Office)

Alison Gerrard, Board Member, Wales Audit Office

Anthony Barrett, Assistant Auditor General

Martin Peters, Head of Law and Ethics, Wales Audit Office

Nicola Evans, Head of Finance, Wales Audit Office

 

Paper 1 – Wales Audit Office: The complex public audit fee regime in Wales – a case for change

Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Alison Gerrard, Board Member, Wales Audit Office; Anthony Barrett, Assistant Auditor General; Martin Peters, Head of Law and Ethics, Wales Audit Office; and Nicola Evans, Head of Finance, Wales Audit Office on the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 fee regime.

(10.30)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from items 5 and items 8-11

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(10.30-10.40)

5.

Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(10.40-11.10)

6.

Inquiry on the Remuneration Board’s Determination Underspend: Evidence session 1 (Wales Audit Office)

Anthony Barrett – Assistant Auditor General

Ann-Marie Harkin, Financial Audit Lead for the audit of the Assembly Commission’s accounts, Wales Audit Office

 

Paper 2 – Wales Audit Office: Written evidence

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee took evidence from Anthony Barrett, Assistant Auditor General; and Ann-Marie Harkin, Financial Audit Lead for the audit of the Assembly Commission’s accounts, Wales Audit Office in relation to its inquiry on the Remuneration Board’s determination underspend.

(11.20-12.10)

7.

Inquiry on the Remuneration Board’s Determination Underspend: Evidence session 2 (Assembly Commission)

Suzy Davies AM, Commissioner for Budget and Governance

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk to the Assembly

Nia Morgan, Director of Finance, Assembly Commission

 

Paper 3 – Assembly Commission: Written evidence

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee took evidence from Suzy Davies AM, Commissioner for Budget and Governance; Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk to the Assembly; and Nia Morgan, Director of Finance, Assembly Commission in relation to its inquiry on the Remuneration Board’s determination underspend.

(12.10-12.20)

8.

Inquiry on the Remuneration Board’s Determination Underspend: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(12.20-12.40)

9.

Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Stage 1 Committee reports

Paper 4 - Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Stage 1 Committee reports

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the Stage 1 reports on the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill from the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee and the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.

(12.40-12.55)

10.

Assembly Procedure for Section 116C Orders in Council

Paper 5 - Letter from the Llywydd to the Chair - Assembly Procedure for Section 116C Orders in Council - 1 March 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered a letter from the Business Committee regarding proposed changes to Standing Orders in relation to an Assembly Procedure for Section 116C Orders in Council and agreed to respond.

(12.55-13.10)

11.

Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Consideration of draft report

Paper 6 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

11.1 The Committee agreed the draft report with minor changes.

 

 

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