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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Bethan Davies 

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Transcript

(09:00)

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1       The Chair welcomed the Members to Committee.

1.2       The Chair welcomed Nick Ramsay as a Member to the Committee and thanked Paul Davies for his work and advised Members that she would write to him.

(09:00- 09:05)

2.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

Higher education finances: Letter from Darren Millar AM (30 July 2014)

Supporting documents:

2.2

Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Letter from Higher Education Wales (31 July 2014)

Supporting documents:

2.3

Welsh Government Outturn report 2013-14: Letter from the Minister for Finance (5 August 2014)

Supporting documents:

2.4

Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill: Letter from the Minister for Local Government and Government Business (29 August 2014)

Supporting documents:

(09:05-10:05)

3.

Best Practice Budget Processes Inquiry Part II: Evidence Session 1

By video conference

 

FIN(4)-15-14 paper 1

Research Brief

 

Laura van Geest – Director, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis

Wim Suyker - Programme Leader, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Laura van Geest, Director and 

Wim Suyker, Programme Leader at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis on the Best Practice Budget Processes Inquiry Part II.

(10:15-11:15)

4.

Best Practice Budget Processes Inquiry Part II: Evidence Session 2

Research Brief

 

Robert Chote - Chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Robert Chote, Chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility on the Best Practice Budget Processes Inquiry Part II.

 

(11:15)

5.

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

Items 6, 7, 8 & 9  and Item 1 of the meeting on 2 October 2014

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

(11:15-11:45)

6.

Best Practice Budget Processes Inquiry Part II: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the evidence received.

(11:45-12:00)

7.

Financial Education and Inclusion (Wales) Bill: Financial Implications of the Bill

FIN(4)-15-14 paper 2

Minutes:

7.1 Members considered the briefing paper on the Financial Education and Inclusion (Wales) Bill and agreed they would not invite Bethan Jenkins AM, the Member in Charge, to answer questions on the financial implications of the Bill at this stage.  

 

7.2 Ann Jones agreed to update the Committee on the financial scrutiny of the Bill as it undertakes its Stage 1scruinty in the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

(12:00-12:15)

8.

Wales Audit Office: Audit Findings Report for accounts 2013 - 2014

FIN(4)-15-14 paper 3

Minutes:

8.1 Members considered the paper from RSM Tenon on the WAO’s Annual Reports and Accounts 2013-14 and agreed that they did not wish to have a representative from RSM Tenon present when the Committee considers the WAO’s Annual Reports and Accounts 2013-14 in November.

 

8.2 The Clerk will write to RMS Tenon advising of this decision but also requesting a brief summary of the paper.

(12:15-12:30)

9.

Forward work programme

FIN(4)-15-14 paper 4

Minutes:

9.1 Members noted the work programme. Members discussed the possibility of visiting the Scottish Parliament and will advise the Clerk if available. Members also suggested areas of work for future inquiries which will be considered at a later date.

 

 

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