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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Fay Bowen 

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Transcript: Transcript for 11/06/2018 - Public Accounts Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(14.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed the Members to the Committee.

1.2 Apologies were received from Neil Hamilton AM, Rhianon Passmore AM and Adam Price AM. There were no substitutes.

1.3 The Chair congratulated Huw Vaughan Thomas, the Auditor General for Wales, on receiving a CBE in recognition of services to Public Audit and Accountability in Wales, in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

 

(14.00)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1 Regarding the inquiry into care experienced children and young people, the Chair agreed to contact Care Inspectorate Wales regarding the thematic review they are undertaking which is due to report in March 2019. Following information and advice from the Auditor General, it was agreed to hold a further evidence session as part of the NHS Wales Informatics Services inquiry before the end of the summer term.

2.1

The Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales (RIFW): Letter from the Welsh Government (21 May 2018)

Supporting documents:

2.2

Care experienced children and young people: Letter from the Welsh Government (31 May 2018)

Supporting documents:

2.3

NHS Wales Informatics Services: Committee Correspondence

Supporting documents:

(14.05 - 14.15)

3.

Medicines Management: Consideration of responses to report recommendations

PAC(5)-16-18 Paper 1 – Welsh Government Response (2 May 2018)

PAC(5)-16-18 Paper 2 – Welsh Government Response (31 May 2018)

PAC(5)-16-18 Paper 3 – Letter from the Auditor General for Wales

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee noted the responses and it was agreed that the Chair will write to the Welsh Government seeking clarification on a number of the responses to the Committee’s recommendations.

(14.15 - 14.20)

4.

The 21st Century Schools and Education Programme: Correspondence

PAC(5)-16-18 Paper 4 – Letter from Association of School and College Leaders Cymru

PAC(5)-16-18 Paper 5 – Letter from Design Commission for Wales

PAC(5)-16-18 Paper 6 – Letter from Catholic Education Services

PAC(5)-16-18 Paper 7 – Letter from Rhieni dros Addysg Gymraeg (Parents for Welsh Medium Education)

PAC(5)-16-18 Paper 8 – Letter from NASUWT Cymru

PAC(5)-16-18 Paper 9 – Letter from Cenric Clement-Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee noted the correspondence.

(14.20 - 15:20)

5.

The 21st Century Schools and Education Programme: Evidence Session 1

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-16-18 Paper 10 – Welsh Local Government Association

 

Dr Chris Llewelyn – Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Lifelong Learning, Leisure and Information, WLGA

Paula Ham, Director of Learning and Skills - Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Members received evidence from Dr Chris Llewelyn, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Lifelong Learning, Leisure and Information, Welsh Local Government Association and Paula Ham, Director of Learning and Skills, Vale of Glamorgan Council as part of the inquiry into the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.

5.2 Dr Llewelyn agreed to send further information outlining the benefits/advantages of local authorities using the mutual investment model in place of their own borrowing powers.

 

 

 

(15.30 - 16.30)

6.

The 21st Century Schools and Education Programme: Evidence Session 2

Research Briefing

 

Iestyn Davies – Chief Executive Officer, Colegau Cymru

Judith Evans, Principal, Coleg y Cymoedd

Guy Lacey, Principal, Coleg Gwent

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Members received evidence from Iestyn Davies,CEO, Colegau Cymru, Judith Evans, Principal, Coleg y Cymoedd, and Guy Lacey, Principal, Coleg Gwent as part of the inquiry into the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme.

(16.30)

7.

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

Items 8 & 9

Minutes:

7.1 The motion was agreed.

(16.30 - 16.45)

8.

The 21st Century Schools and Education Programme: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

8.1 Members considered the evidence received.

(16.45 - 17.00)

9.

Care experienced children and young people: Consideration of key issues

Minutes:

9.1 Members noted that a further paper would be available for their consideration at Committee on 25 June.

 

 

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