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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Fay Bowen 

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Transcript: Transcript for 08/10/2018 - Public Accounts Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(13.15)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1.      The Chair welcomed Members to the Committee.

1.2.      Apologies were received from Neil Hamilton AM and Adam Price AM. There were no substitutes.

(13.15 - 13.25)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

The Welsh Government’s Funding of Kancoat Ltd: Correspondence from the Welsh Government (6 September 2018)

Supporting documents:

2.2

Scrutiny of Accounts 2016-17: Correspondence from the National Library of Wales (6 September 2018)

Supporting documents:

2.3

Inquiry into Regulatory oversight of Housing Associations: Update from the Welsh Government (20 September 2018)

Supporting documents:

2.4

The Welsh Government’s relationship with Pinewood: Correspondence from Bethan Sayed AM, Chair of Culture, Welsh Language & Communications Committee (28 September 2018)

Supporting documents:

(13.25 - 13.35)

3.

Housing Adaptations: Welsh Government response to the Committees Report

PAC(5)-26-18 Paper 1 – Welsh Government Response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Members considered the response and agreed that the Chair would seek a further update on the implementation of the recommendations in spring 2019.

(13.35 - 13.50)

4.

Public Procurement in Wales and the National Procurement Service

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-26-18 Paper 2 – Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance (5 September 2018)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Members considered the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and agreed to hold an evidence session with the Welsh Government later this term.

(13.50 - 14.50)

5.

Scrutiny of Accounts 2017-18: Assembly Commission

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-26-18 Paper 3 – Assembly Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18

 

Manon Antoniazzi – Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly

Nia Morgan – Director of Finance, National Assembly for Wales

Suzy Davies AM – Commissioner with responsibility for ​Budget and Governance

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Members scrutinised Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly, Nia Morgan, Director of Finance, National Assembly for Wales, and Suzy Davies AM, Commissioner with responsibility for Budget and Governance on the Assembly Commission’s Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18.

5.2 Manon Antoniazzi agreed to write to the Chair with the Assembly Commission’s views once they had considered the paper at their November meeting regarding the new contract KPI for procurement.

(15.00 - 16.15)

6.

Scrutiny of Accounts 2017-18: Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-26-18 Paper 4 - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales – Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18

PAC(5)-26-18 Paper 5 - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales – Update on Committee recommendations regarding Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14

 

Nick Bennett - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales
Katrin Shaw -
Director of Policy Legal and Governance
David Meaden -  Financial Accountant, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Members scrutinised Nick Bennett, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, Katrin Shaw, Director of Policy, Legal and Governance and  David Meaden, Financial Accountant, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, on the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales’ Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18.

(16.15)

7.

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

Item 8

Minutes:

7.1 The motion was agreed.

(16.15 - 16.30)

8.

Scrutiny of Accounts 2017-18: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

8.1 Members considered the evidence received.

 

 

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