Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Meeting time: 09.32 - 11.00
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Assembly Members:

Simon Thomas AM (Chair)

Neil Hamilton AM

Mike Hedges AM

Eluned Morgan AM

David Rees AM

Steffan Lewis AM

Nick Ramsay AM


Victoria Winckler, Bevan Foundation

Auriol Miller, Institute of Welsh Affairs

Committee Staff:

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Leanne Hatcher (Second Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Deputy Clerk)

Joanne McCarthy (Researcher)

Christian Tipples (Researcher)

Helen Jones (Researcher)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.



2.1   PTN1 - Letter from Dr Ed Poole, Wales Governance Centre to the Chair - Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19 - 16 October 2017



3       Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19: Evidence session 5

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Auriol Miller, Director, Institute of Welsh Affairs; and Dr Victoria Winckler, Director, Bevan Foundation on the Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19.



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

4.1 The motion was agreed.



5       Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19: consideration of evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.



6       Financial implications of the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill

6.1 The Committee considered the financial implications of the Regulation of Registered Social Landlords (Wales) Bill and agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in for further scrutiny.



7       Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: Issues raised by the Auditor General for Wales

7.1 The Committee agreed to write to the Auditor General for Wales responding to the issues raised.



8       Public Services Ombudsman for Wales Estimates 2018-19: Consideration of draft report

8.1 The Committee agreed the report with minor changes.