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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Fay Bowen 

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Transcript: Transcript for 06/11/2017 - Public Accounts Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(13.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1       The Chair welcomed the Members to Committee.

1.2       Apologies were received from Mohammad Asghar AM – Angela Burns AM substituted. Neil Hamilton AM and Adam Price AM also sent apologies.

1.3       Lee Waters AM declared an interest as a Member of the National Library for Wales’ Welsh Political Archive Committee.

(13.30 - 13.35)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

Scrutiny of Accounts 2016-17: Additional information from the Welsh Government (16 October 2017)

Supporting documents:

2.2

Scrutiny of Accounts 2016-17: Additional information from Sport Wales (1 November 2017)

Supporting documents:

2.3

Committee working practices and procedures: Appointment of Chief Executive of the Welsh Revenue Authority (18 October 2017)

Supporting documents:

(13.35 - 14.30)

3.

Scrutiny of Accounts 2016-17: Arts Council for Wales

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-28-17 Paper 1 – Arts Council for Wales Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17

PAC(5)-28-17 Paper 2 – Arts Council for Wales Annual Remit letter from the Welsh Government

 

Nick Capaldi – Chief Executive, Arts Council for Wales

Gwyn Williams – Director of Finance, Arts Council for Wales

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Members scrutinised Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive and Gwyn Williams, Director of Finance at the Arts Council for Wales on the Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17.

3.2 Nick Capaldi agreed to send:

·       further information on the amount of the budget that is allocated for projects specifically targeted for NEETS in disadvantaged areas, the number of projects and the priority attached to them by the Arts Council;

·       a detailed breakdown of the Arts Council for Wales’ reserves; and

·       the number of organisations identified as ‘red risk’ in the portfolio.

 

(14.40 - 15.40)

4.

Scrutiny of Accounts 2016-17: National Library of Wales

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-28-17 Paper 3 – National Library of Wales Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17

PAC(5)-28-17 Paper 4 – National Library of Wales Annual Remit letter from the Welsh Government

PAC(5)-28-17 Paper 5 – Correspondence from the Welsh Government (18 October 2017)

PAC(5)-28-17 Paper 6 – Correspondence from the Auditor General for Wales (25 October 2017)

 

 

 

Linda Tomas – National Librarian

Rhodri Glyn Thomas – President, National Library of Wales

David Michael - Director of Corporate Resources, National Library of Wales

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Members scrutinised Linda Tomas, National Librarian; Rhodri Glyn Thomas, President and David Michael, Director of Corporate Resources at the National Library of Wales on the Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17.

 

(15.40)

5.

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

Item 6

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

(15.40 - 16.00)

6.

Scrutiny of Accounts 2016-17: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the evidence received.

6.1 The Chair asked the Clerks to prepare a report for Member’s consideration.

 

 

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