Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 20 May 2019

Meeting time: 13.26 - 15.15
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Assembly Members:

Nick Ramsay AM (Chair)

Vikki Howells AM

Darren Millar AM


Andrew Slade, Welsh Government

Sheena Hague, Welsh Government

Simon Jones, Welsh Government

Wales Audit Office:

Adrian Crompton – Auditor General for Wales

Matthew Mortlock

Committee Staff:

Fay Bowen (Clerk)

Elin Sutton (Deputy Clerk)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the Committee.

1.2        Apologies were received from Mohammad Asghar AM and Darren Millar AM substituted. Apologies were also received from Rhianon Passmore AM, Adam Price AM and Jenny Rathbone AM.

1.3        The Chair noted that Neil Hamilton AM is no longer a member of the Committee and thanked him for his contribution to the Committee.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.



2.1   Expenditure on agency staff by NHS Wales: Letter from the Welsh Government (25 April 2019)



2.2   Management of follow up outpatients across Wales: Letters from the Royal College of Physicians and the BMA



3       The Welsh Government’s youth discounted bus fare scheme – MyTravelPass: Evidence Session with the Welsh Government

3.1 Members received evidence from Andrew Slade, Director General, Economy, Skills and Natural Resources Group; Simon Jones, Director, Economic Infrastructure, and Sheena Hague, Deputy Director, Network Management from Welsh Government as part of the inquiry into My TravelPass, the Welsh Government’s youth discounted bus far scheme.

3.2 Andrew Slade agreed to send further information on a number of action points.  



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

4.1 The motion was agreed.



5       The Welsh Government’s youth discounted bus fare scheme – MyTravelPass: Consideration of evidence received

5.1 Members considered the evidence received and agreed to write to the Welsh Government with their findings.





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