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Agenda and minutes

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1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

(09.00)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

(09.00-10.00)

3.

Wales Audit Office and the Auditor General for Wales's estimate of income and expenses: Evidence session

Huw Vaughan Thomas – Auditor General for Wales

Isobel Garner - Chair, Wales Audit Office

Kevin Thomas – Director of Corporate Services

Steven O’Donoghue – Director of Finance

 

Paper 1 - Wales Audit Office - Estimate of income and expenses 2017-18

Paper 2 - The Wales Audit Office and Auditor General for Wales’ Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16

Paper 3 - Wales Audit Office- Final Audit Findings Report Year Ended 31 March 2016

Paper 4 - Wales Audit Office Annual Plan 2016-17 - Including additional information on our three-year strategy and priorities

Paper 5 - Wales Audit Office - Interim Report – An assessment of progress made against our 2016-17 Annual Plan during the period 1 April to 30 September 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Isobel Garner, Chair of the Wales Audit Office, Huw Vaughan Thomas, Auditor General for Wales, Kevin Thomas, Director of Corporate Services and Steven O’Donoghue, Director of Finance, Wales Audit Office.

(10.00)

4.

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

Items 5, 9 and 10.

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(10.00-10.15)

5.

Wales Audit Office and the Auditor General for Wales estimate of income and expenses: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(10.15-11.15)

6.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2017-18: Evidence session 2

Natasha Davies, Policy Partner, Chwarae Teg

Anne Meikle, Head of WWF Cymru

Toby Roxburgh, Applied Economics Specialist, WWF UK

 

Paper 6 - WWF Cymru – written evidence

Paper 7 - Chwarae Teg – written evidence

Paper 8 – Letter from the Future Generations Commissioner

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee took evidence from Natasha Davies, Policy Partner, Chwarae Teg, Anne Meikle, Head of WWF Cymru, and Toby Roxburgh, Applied Economics Specialist, WWF UK.

(11.30-12.45)

7.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2017-18: Evidence session 3

Vanessa Young, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation

Gary Doherty, Chief Executive, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (representing all NHS Wales Chief Executives)

Eifion Williams, Director of Finance, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (representing NHS Wales Directors of Finance)

Steve Webster, Director of Finance /Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Cwm Taf University Health Board

 

Paper 9 - Welsh NHS Confederation – written evidence

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee took evidence from Vanessa Young, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, Gary Doherty, Chief Executive, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (representing all NHS Wales Chief Executives), Eifion Williams, Director of Finance, Powys Teaching Health Board (representing NHS Wales Directors of Finance) and Steve Webster, Director of Finance /Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Cwm Taf University Health Board.

 

7.2 The NHS Confederation agreed to:

 

·         confirm whether 3 or 5 per cent of people working in health and social care in Wales are EU citizens; and

 

·         ask the National Procurement Service whether it is seeing any impact of increased prices through exchange rate changes or in terms of inflation.

 

 

(13.30-15.00)

8.

Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill: Ministerial evidence session

Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

Andrew Hewitt, Policy Manager, Welsh Government

Gareth McMahon, Government Lawyer, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee took evidence from Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Andrew Hewitt, Policy Manager, Welsh Government and Gareth McMahon, Government Lawyer, Welsh Government.

(15.00-15.30)

9.

Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Paper 10 – Key issues

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(15.30-16.00)

10.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2017-18: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

 

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