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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3

Contact: Naomi Stocks 

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1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members and members of the public to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies for absence were received from Rhianon Passmore AM.

2.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from items 3, 6 and 7 of the meeting

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

 

(09.00 - 10.00)

3.

Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill: Technical briefing

Gareth Howells, Legal Services, Assembly Commission

Joanne McCarthy, Research Service, Assembly Commission

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received a technical briefing on the Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill from the Assembly Commission.

(10.00 - 11.30)

4.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's draft budget 2018-19: evidence session 1

Councillor Anthony Hunt, Finance and Resources spokesperson, Welsh Local Government Association

Steve Thomas CBE, Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association

Jon Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association

Steve Jones, Chair of Society of Welsh Treasurers

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

  • Councillor Anthony Hunt, Finance and Resources spokesperson, Welsh Local Government Association
  • Steve Thomas CBE, Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association
  • Jon Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association
  • Steve Jones, Chair of Society of Welsh Treasurers

 

4.2 During the evidence session, further information was requested from the clerking team on the four year local government budget forecast in England.

 

4.3 During the evidence session, Steve Thomas, Welsh Local Government Association, agreed to provide:

  • a note on how local authorities in England were using their general power of competence to invest in local services and to generate income;
  • details on the level of reserves, including allocated and unallocated reserves, in all local authorities in Wales.

 

 

5.

Paper(s) to note

5.1

Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1.a The Committee noted the letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes.

5.2

Letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2.a The Committee noted the letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes.

5.3

Letter from the Permanent Secretary to Siân Gwenllian in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.3.a The Committee noted the letter from the Permanent Secretary to Siân Gwenllian in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes.

5.4

Correspondence from Tinopolis Cymru in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.4.a The Committee noted the correspondence from Tinopolis Cymru in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes.

5.5

Correspondence from Puffin Produce Ltd in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.5.a The Committee noted the correspondence from Puffin Produce Ltd in relation to making the economy work for people on low incomes.

(11.35 - 11.50)

6.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government draft budget 2018-19: consideration of evidence received under item 4

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received under item 4 and agreed on a number of matters to raise during the forthcoming evidence session on the draft budget with the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government and the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children.

(11.50 - 12.10)

7.

Inquiry into Human Rights in Wales: options paper

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee discussed the options paper and agreed on a number of actions to take.

 

 

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