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(14.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1       The Chair welcomed Members of the Committee.

1.2       Apologies were received from Mohammad Asghar and Lee Waters. There were no substitutes.

(14.00 - 14.10)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.2 The Committee agreed the following action:

Valedictory session – The Chair to write to the Permanent Secretary seeking clarification of the true cost of counter-fraud measures and not just the staff resources of the Counter-Fraud Unit.

Cardiff Airport – The Chair to write to the Welsh Government seeking additional information on Cardiff Aviation Limited and specifically the due diligence exercise carried out in 2012.

Kancoat – The Chair to write to the Welsh Government requesting whether the risk of being dependent on a single supplier was identified and mitigated against. The Committee also wish to query the due diligence procedure given that it was based on a 2011 valuation and that the due diligence officer had suggested a new valuation be commissioned.

Welsh Government historic debt – The Committee agreed to include this issue in its scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Consolidated Accounts 2016-17 in autumn 2017. The Auditor General for Wales agreed to undertake some checks as to the origin of the debt and advise Committee accordingly.

 

2.1

Valedictory session: Additional information from Sir Derek Jones, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government (24 November 2016)

Supporting documents:

2.2

Cardiff Airport: Additional information from the Welsh Government (28 November 2016)

Supporting documents:

2.3

Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Additional information from the Welsh Government (28 November 2016)

Supporting documents:

2.4

The Welsh Government’s Funding of Kancoat Ltd: Additional information from the Welsh Government (29 November 2016)

Supporting documents:

2.5

Governance Arrangements at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board: Additional information from Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (28 November 2016)

Supporting documents:

2.6

Governance Arrangements at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board: Additional information from the Welsh Government (29 November 2016)

Supporting documents:

2.7

Welsh Government historic debt: Letter from Simon Thomas AM, Chair of Finance Committee (29 November 2016)

Supporting documents:

2.8

Welsh Government investment in next generation broadband infrastructure: Additional information from the Welsh Government (30 November 2016)

Supporting documents:

2.9

Auditor General for Wales Report: Preparedness for the introduction of fiscal powers

Supporting documents:

(14.10 - 15.15)

3.

Coastal flood and erosion risk management in Wales

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 1 – Letter from the Welsh Government

 

James Price – Deputy Permanent Secretary, Economy, Skills and Natural Resources Group, Welsh Government

Matthew Quinn - Director, Environment & Sustainable Development, Welsh Government

James Morris - Head of the Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Team, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee scrutinised James Price, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Economy, Skills and Natural Resources Group, Matthew Quinn, Director, Environment & Sustainable Development and

James Morris, Head of the Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Team, Welsh Government on coastal flood and erosion risk management in Wales.

3.2 James Price agreed to:

·       Send a note on the possibility that future planning permission includes restrictions for developers to plant trees, restrict the use of block paving for example to reduce the impact of flooding.

·       Send a note on the reality that poor land susceptible to flooding has been built upon and there is the possibility that further development will take place in the future.

 

(15.15)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

Items 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 of today’s meeting and the meeting on 9 January 2017

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(15.25 - 15.40)

5.

Coastal flood and erosion risk management in Wales: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

5.1 Members discussed the evidence received and agreed to publish a short report following their evidence sessions.

(15.40 - 15.55)

6.

Community Safety in Wales: Auditor General for Wales Report

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 2 – Auditor General for Wales Report

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 3 – Welsh Government response to the Auditor General for Wales’s Report

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received a briefing on the Auditor General for Wales’ report on his recent report on Community Safety in Wales.

6.2 The Committee agreed that the Chair would write to the Police and Crime Commissioners and on consideration of their responses, consider whether to hold oral evidence sessions on this issue.

(15.55-16.10)

7.

The strategic approach of councils to income generation and charging: Auditor General for Wales report

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 4 – Auditor General for Wales Report

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 5 – Welsh Government response to the Auditor General for Wales’s Report

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee received a briefing on the Auditor General for Wales’ report on his recent report on the strategic approach of councils to income generation and charging.

7.2 The Committee agreed to hold an evidence session on this issue in spring 2017.

 

(16.10 - 16.40)

8.

Hospital Catering and Patient Nutrition: Key issues

PAC(5)-12–16 Paper 6 – Analysis by Wales Audit Office of questions asked of health boards and Velindre NHS Trust

PAC(5)-12–16 Paper 7 – Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 8 - Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 9 - Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 10 - Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 11 - Cwm Taf University Health Board

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 12 – Hywel Dda University Health Board

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 13 – Powys Teaching Health Board

PAC(5)-12-16 Paper 14 – Velindre NHS Trust

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The papers were noted.

8.2 Members agreed to publish their findings in a short report.

 

 

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