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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Tŷ Hywel. View directions

Contact: Bethan Davies 

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Transcript: Transcript for 15/11/2017 - Finance Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Jane Hutt AM who attended as a substitute for Eluned Morgan AM, following her promotion to the Government as Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning.

(09.00)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

(09.00)

2.1

PTN1 - Letter from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales: Estimate 2018-19 - 27 October 2017

Supporting documents:

(09.00-09.40)

3.

Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19: Evidence session 6 (Sustainable Development Alliance)

Anne Meikle, Chair of the Sustainable Development Alliance (WWF Cymru)

Annie Smith, Sustainable Development Alliance (RSPB Cymru)

Hayley Richards, Sustainable Development Alliance (Oxfam Cymru)

 

Paper 1 – Written evidence: Sustainable Development Alliance

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Anne Meikle, Chair of the Sustainable Development Alliance (WWF Cymru); Annie Smith, Sustainable Development Alliance (RSPB Cymru); and Hayley Richards, Sustainable Development Alliance (Oxfam Cymru) on the Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19.

(09.40)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from item 5 and items 7-10

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(09.40-09.55)

5.

Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(10.00-11.00)

6.

Wales Audit Office and the Auditor General for Wales's annual report 2016-17 and estimate of income and expenses 2018-19: Evidence session

Huw Vaughan Thomas – Auditor General for Wales

Isobel Garner - Chair, Wales Audit Office

Kevin Thomas – Director of Corporate Services, Wales Audit Office

Steve O’Donoghue – Director of Finance, Wales Audit Office

 

Paper 2 - Estimate of the income and expenses for the year ended 31 March 2019

Paper 3 – Business Case: Data Analytics

Paper 4 - Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17

Paper 5 - Final Audit Findings Report Year ended 31 March 2017

Paper 6 - Annual Plan 2017-18

Paper 7 - Interim Report – An assessment of progress made against our 2017-18 Annual Plan during the period 1 April to 30 September 2017

Paper 8 - Explanatory Memorandum to the Finance Committee regarding the variation of the estimate of the Wales Audit Office for the year ending 31 March 2018

Paper 9 - The complex public audit fee regime in Wales – a case for change

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

(11.00-11.15)

7.

Wales Audit Office and the Auditor General for Wales's annual report 2016-17 and estimate of income and expenses 2018-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(11.15-11.35)

8.

Tax Collection and Management (Wales) Act 2016: Statutory Instruments

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the following statutory instruments and agreed to report:

·         the Tax Collection and Management (Permitted Disclosures) (Wales) Regulations 2017; and

·         The Tax Collection and Management (Administration) (Wales) Regulations 2017.

(11.35-11.45)

9.

Financial implications of the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill

Paper 12 - Financial scrutiny of the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the financial implications of the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill and agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services in for further scrutiny.

(11.45-12.00)

10.

Scrutiny of the Assembly Commission Draft Budget 2018-19: Consideration of the Assembly Commission's response

Paper 13 – Assembly Commission’s response to the Finance Committee’s report on the Assembly Commission Draft Budget 2018-19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee discussed the Assembly Commission’s response ahead of the Plenary debate that afternoon.

 

 

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