Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 4 - Tŷ Hywel

Meeting date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Meeting time: 09.02 - 12.21
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Assembly Members:

Llyr Gruffydd AM (Chair)

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Alun Davies AM

Mike Hedges AM

Nick Ramsay AM

Mark Reckless AM


Robert Chote, Office for Budget Responsibility

Shaun Butcher, Office of Budget Responsibility

Andy King, Office of Budget Responsibility

Marcus Hanson, Office of Budget Responsibility

Dr Paul Mathews, Office of Budget Responsibility

Daniel Fairhead, National Audit Office

Simon Reason, National Audit Office

Matthew Mortlock, Wales Audit Office, Wales Audit Office

Mike Usher, Wales Audit Office

Committee Staff:

Leanne Hatcher (Second Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Second Clerk)

Samantha Williams (Deputy Clerk)

Christian Tipples (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 Apologies were received from Rhianon Passmore AM.



2       Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill; consideration of draft report

2.1 The Committee agreed the draft report with minor changes.



3       International taxation and tax scrutiny - Background paper

3.1 The Committee considered a background paper on international taxation and tax scrutiny.



4       Office of Budget Responsibility: Tax forecasting briefing

4.1 The Committee received a briefing from the Office of Budget Responsibility on tax forecasting.



5       Inquiry into the Welsh Government’s capital funding sources: Private briefing from the National Audit Office and Wales Audit Office

5.1 The Committee received a briefing from the National Audit Office and the Wales Audit Office as part of its inquiry into the Welsh Government’s capital funding sources.



6       Inquiry into the Welsh Government’s capital funding: consideration of private briefing

6.1 The Committee considered the briefing received.





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