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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Contact: Fay Bowen 

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(09.15 - 09.30)

1.

Natural Resources Wales: Briefing Session with Natural Resources Wales

Minutes:

1.1 The Committee received a briefing from Natural Resources Wales and discussed on-going confidential issues.

(09.30)

2.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

2.1       The Chair welcomed the Members to the Committee.

2.2       Apologies were received from Neil Hamilton AM. Mark Reckless AM substituted.

2.3       Mark Reckless AM declared an interest as Chair of Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee.

(09.30 - 10.45)

3.

Natural Resources Wales: Scrutiny of Annual Accounts 2015-16

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-11-17 Paper 1 – Natural Resources Wales Annual Accounts 2015-16

PAC(5)-11-17 Paper 2 – Auditor General for Wales’ Memorandum

 

Dr Emyr Roberts – Chief Executive, Natural Resources Wales

Kevin Ingram - Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Natural Resources Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee scrutinised Dr Emyr Roberts, Chief Executive and Kevin Ingram, Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Natural Resources Wales on Natural Resources Wales Annual Accounts 2015-16.

3.2 Dr Roberts agreed to:

·       Provide an explanation as to the variation in price paid for timber in Wales together with current market prices

·       Provide the cost of legal advice in relation to the Auditor General’s Report

·       Prepare a note on the good practice adopted by NRW in managing staff sickness

 

3.3 In addition, the Committee identified that it would like to have sight of the forthcoming report from NRW’s Internal Audit and Risk Assurance Manager on the review of management risks together with a copy of the Business Case prepared for the contract to respond to the spread of the P ramorum tree disease.

 

(10.45)

4.

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

Item 5

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(10.45 - 11.00)

5.

Natural Resources Wales: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

5.1 Members considered the evidence received.

 

 

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