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Venue: Conference Room 4B - Tŷ Hywel. View directions

Contact: Liz Jardine 

No. Item

Opening the meeting


This meeting will form a key formal element of the process for gathering the assurances that the Accounting Officer needs for the production of the Governance Statement for 2016-17. Based on the draft Assurance Statements submitted by Directors, the meeting will provide an opportunity collectively to analyse the current position on the effectiveness of the Assembly’s governance arrangements and agree improvements to be made.

One of the Commission’s Independent Advisers, Hugh Widdis, will be attending the meeting to provide challenge and scrutiny.



Introductions, apologies and declarations of interest

Main items


Examine the effectiveness of the Assurance Framework components, through discussion identifying overall strengths and weaknesses


Discussion of draft Directorate Assurance Statements, with each Director to lead by summarising:

·         Aspects for their Directorate that have strengthened;

·         Any concerns for this financial year; and

·         Development areas for the next financial year.



Next steps


To agree:


·         Action to finalise the Assurance Statements

·         Items of corporate significance for inclusion in the Governance Statement

·         Improvements to be made by the end of the financial year and beyond.



Paper to note

Minutes of Annual Governance Statement Challenge session, 22 February 2016

Winding up the meeting




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