Concise Minutes - Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister

Meeting Venue:

External Location - External

Meeting date: Friday, 12 July 2019

Meeting time: 10.04 - 12.00
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:

Acton Community Resource Centre, Wrexham





Assembly Members:

Ann Jones AM (Chair)

Jayne Bryant AM

Janet Finch-Saunders AM

Russell George AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Dai Lloyd AM

Nick Ramsay AM


Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales

Gwenllian Roberts, Welsh Government

Dickie Davis, Welsh Government

Emma Watkins, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Kathryn Thomas (Deputy Clerk)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.   The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked staff at the Acton Community Resource Centre for their hospitality and assistance in organising the meeting.


2.   Apologies had been received from Mick Antoniw, John Griffiths, Mike Hedges, Lynne Neagle, David Rees and Bethan Sayed.


3.   The Chair invited the First Minister to make a statement following the conclusion of the inquest into the death of Carl Sargeant.



2       Ministerial Scrutiny Session: The Manufacturing Sector in Wales

The Committee scrutinised the First Minister on the manufacturing sector in Wales.


The First Minister’s official, Dickie Davis, agreed to share with the Committee correspondence between Ken Skates, Minister for Economy and Transport, and James Hackett, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company.



3       Ministerial Scrutiny Session - Topical Matters

Members asked the First Minister questions on topical matters.



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

The motion was not moved.



5       Discussion of Evidence from Preceding Session

The Committee did not move the motion to meet in private to discuss the evidence from the previous session.





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