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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Bethan Davies 

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Transcript: Transcript for 07/12/2017 - Finance Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

 

1.2 Apologies were received from Steffan Lewis AM.

(09.30)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

(09.30)

2.1

Letter from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee - Welsh Government Draft Budget 2017-18 - Welsh Government Supporting People Programme - 24 November 2017

Supporting documents:

(09.30)

2.2

Auditor General for Wales Fee Scheme 2018-19

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.2 The Committee approved the Auditor General for Wales Fee Scheme 2018-19, in accordance with section 24(7) of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013.

(09.30-10.30)

3.

Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill: Evidence session

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Tracey Breheny, Deputy Director Substance Misuse Policy, Government & Corporate Business

Janine Hale, Principal Research Officer (Health Economics)

 

Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services; Tracey Breheny, Deputy Director Substance Misuse Policy, Government & Corporate Business; and Janine Hale, Principal Research Officer (Health Economics) on the financial implications of the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill.

 

3.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to:

·         provide information on the peer review conducted on the data sources used in the Sheffield University modelling;

·         provide more information on the funding allocated to raise awareness of the minimum unit price;

·         report back to the Committee following the meeting between Welsh Government and Home Office officials, particularly in relation to any impact on the fiscal framework; and

·         report back to the Committee on discussions with the Welsh Retail Consortium regarding a possible voluntary levy.

(10.30)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and the start of the meeting on 13 December 2017

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(10.30-10.45)

5.

Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(10.45-11.15)

6.

Remuneration Board's Determinations Underspend - Scoping paper

Paper 1 - Remuneration Board's Determinations Underspend – Scoping paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed its approach to its inquiry on the Remuneration Board’s Determination Underspend.

 

 

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