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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Llinos Madeley 

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Transcript: Transcript for 08/11/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members and thanked Llyr Gruffydd for all this hard work during his time on the Committee.

1.2        Apologies were received from Hefin David and Michelle Brown, there were no subsitutes.

(09.00 - 10.30)

2.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Budget 2019 - 2020

Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education
Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning
Huw Morris, Director Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning (SHELL)
Steve Davies, Director, Education Directorate

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee scrutinised the Cabinet Secretary and Minister on the draft budget.

2.2 They agreed the following:

·         To inform the Committee when a progress report will be available on the impact of the spending utilised to reduce infant class sizes;

·         A breakdown of the components of the Regional Consortia School Improvement Grant in 2019-20 including the corresponding amounts in 2018-19 and confirmation of whether the individual elements remain ring-fenced for their specific purpose;

·         A note detailing the Welsh Government forecast of the total sum expected to be transferred to HEFCW and further education as a result of the full implementation of the Diamond review and a forecast as to when this funding is currently expected to be released to the sectors by financial year;

·         A note providing the Committee with each allocation of funding (i.e. 6th Form, FEC, ACL, and other material allocations) within the Post-16 Education Action.

 

 

 

(10.45 - 12.15)

3.

Scrutiny of Welsh Government Budget 2019 - 2020

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care

Alan Brace, Director of Finance

Albert Heaney, Director, Social Services and Integration

Jo-anne Daniels, Director, Communities & Tackling Poverty

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee scrutinised the Cabinet Secretary and Minister on the draft budget.

3.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide a breakdown of exactly where in the Welsh Government’s draft Budget the £57 million soft drinks levy consequential has been allocated.

 

 

 

(12.15)

4.

Papers to note

Minutes:

4.1 The papers were noted.

4.1

Correspondence exchanges from the Neath Port Talbot Youth Council regarding concerns about cuts to education grants

Supporting documents:

4.2

Letter from Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board - consultation on draft pledge

Supporting documents:

4.3

Letter from the Chair to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20

Supporting documents:

4.4

Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Inquiry into School Funding

Supporting documents:

4.5

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - further information following the meeting on 20 September

Supporting documents:

4.6

Letter to the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care - Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

4.7

Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Revised eligibility criteria for free school meals in Wales due to the rollout of Universal Credit

Supporting documents:

4.8

Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education regarding the inquiry into the impact of Brexit of Higher and Further Education

Supporting documents:

4.9

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education on OECD Report

Supporting documents:

4.10

Welsh Government update on the Committee's inquiry into Flying Start: Outreach

Supporting documents:

4.11

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Service - Perinatal Mental Health 12 Month update

Supporting documents:

(12.15)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

5.1 The Motion was agreed.

(12.15 - 12.30)

6.

Scrutiny of Welsh Government Budget 2019 - 2020 - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received during the morning sessions.

 

 

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