Agenda - Finance Committee


Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: 29 September 2021

Meeting time: 09.30
For further information contact:

Owain Roberts

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6388

SeneddFinance@senedd.wales


Remote

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In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair has determined that the public are excluded from the Committee's meeting in order to protect public health. This meeting will be broadcast live on www.senedd.tv

 

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Private pre-meeting - Informal (09.15-09.30)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

(09.30)                                                                                                             

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2       Paper(s) to note

(09.30)                                                                                        (Pages 1 - 10)

Minutes of the meetings held on 2, 8, and 14 July, and 15 Sept 2021.

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2.1   PTN 1 – Letter from the Llywydd and Chair of the Business Committee: Committee timetable – 14 July 2021

                                                                                                 (Pages 11 - 13)

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2.2   PTN 2 – Letter from the Llywydd and Chair of the Business Committee: Plenary debate on the Welsh Government’s spending priorities 2022-23 – 16 July 2021

                                                                                                           (Page 14)

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2.3   PTN 3 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Revised Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) code for Subordinate Legislation – 1 July 2021

                                                                                                           (Page 15)

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2.4   PTN 4 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Land Transaction Tax - Independent Review – 28 July 2021

                                                                                                 (Pages 16 - 17)

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2.5   PTN 5 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Additional information on Barnett consequentials and business support - 19 July 2021

                                                                                                 (Pages 18 - 21)

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2.6   PTN 6 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Finance Ministers' Quadrilateral Meeting on 20 July - 14 September 2021

                                                                                                           (Page 22)

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2.7   PTN 7 - Scrutiny of Welsh Government First Supplementary Budget 2021-22: Welsh Government response - 23 August 2021

                                                                                                 (Pages 23 - 35)

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2.8   PTN 8 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Statement of Principles for Directly Funded Bodies – 2 August 2021

                                                                                                 (Pages 36 - 37)

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2.9   PTN 9 - Letter from the Chair of the Llywydd's Committee: Financial oversight of the Electoral Commission - 9 September 2021

                                                                                                           (Page 38)

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2.10PTN 10 – Letter from the Chair of the Children Young People and Education Committee: Children and young people’s priorities for the Sixth Senedd – 20 July 2021

                                                                                                 (Pages 39 - 40)

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2.11PTN 11 – Letter from the Chair of the Equality and Social Justice Committee: Joint working between committees in the Sixth Senedd – 10 August 2021

                                                                                                           (Page 41)

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3       Introductory session with the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Evidence session

(09.30-10.30)                                                                           (Pages 42 - 56)

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury, Welsh Government

Matthew Denham-Jones, Deputy Director Financial Controls, Welsh Government

 

Supporting papers:

Research Service Brief

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Break (10.30-10.40)

 

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4       Oversight of Audit Wales – Scrutiny of the Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21 and the Annual Plan 2021-22: Evidence session

(10.40-11.40)                                                                         (Pages 57 - 280)

Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales

Lindsay Foyster, Chair of the Wales Audit Office 

Kevin Thomas, Executive Director of Corporate Services

 

Supporting documents:

FIN(6)-05-21 P1 - Audit Wales - Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21

FIN(6)-05-21 P2 - Audit Wales - Audit Findings Report – Year Ended 31 March 2021

FIN(6)-05-21 P3 - Audit Wales - Annual Plan 2021-22

Research Service Brief

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5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting.

(11.40)                                                                                                             

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6       Oversight of Audit Wales – Scrutiny of the Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21 and the Annual Plan 2021-22: Consideration of evidence

(11.40-11.50)                                                                                                  

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7       Introductory session with the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Consideration of evidence

(11.50-12.00)                                                                                                  

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8       Draft Public Audit (Amendment) Wales) Bill

(12.00-12.20)                                                                       (Pages 281 - 291)

Supporting papers:

FIN(6)-05-21 P4 - Draft Public Audit (Amendment) Wales) Bill

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