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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Bethan Davies 

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Transcript: Transcript for 03/10/2018 - Finance Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Clerk opened the meeting and called for nominations to elect a temporary chair for the duration of the meeting and until such time as a permanent chair is elected.

 

1.2 Llyr Gruffydd was nominated by Mike Hedges and elected as temporary chair.

 

1.3 The temporary Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

 

1.4 Apologies were received from Steffan Lewis AM. Llyr Gruffydd attended as a substitute.

 

1.5 Helen Mary Jones AM attended the meeting with the permission of the temporary Chair, in accordance with Standing Order 17.49.

(09.00)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

(09.00-10.00)

3.

Scrutiny of the Assembly Commission Draft Budget 2019-20: Evidence session

Suzy Davies AM, Commissioner for Budget and Governance

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk to the Assembly

Nia Morgan, Director of Finance

 

Paper 1 – National Assembly for Wales Commission draft budget 2019-20

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 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 on the Assembly Commission Draft Budget 2019-20.

 

3.2 The Assembly Commission agreed to write to the Committee with:

·         more detail on specific priority projects for 2019-20; and

·         figures for sickness absence since March 2018.

 

(10.00-11.00)

4.

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: Evidence session

Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration

Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government

Huw Charles, Bill Manager, Welsh Government

 

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration; Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Division, Welsh Government; and Huw Charles, Bill Manager, Welsh Government on the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill.

(11.00-12.00)

5.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20: Evidence session 1 (Cabinet Secretary for Finance)

Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Welsh Treasury, Welsh Government

Margaret Davies, Deputy Director, Strategic Budgeting, Welsh Government

 

Consultation responses

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee took evidence from Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance; Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Welsh Treasury, Welsh Government; and Margaret Davies, Deputy Director, Strategic Budgeting, Welsh Government on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20.

(12.00)

6.

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

Minutes:

6.1 The motion was agreed.

(12.00-12.10)

7.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(12.10-12.20)

8.

Scrutiny of the Assembly Commission Draft Budget 2019-20: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(12.20-12.30)

9.

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(12:30-12:40)

10.

External Audit Services to Wales Audit Office

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered a paper from the Wales Audit Office on the procurement of external audit services to the Wales Audit Office and agreed the recommended supplier, RSM Tenon.

 

 

 

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