Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Meeting time: 09.00 - 11.02
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Assembly Members:

Darren Millar AM (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Mike Hedges AM

Sandy Mewies AM

Julie Morgan AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Aled Roberts AM

Alun Ffred Jones AM (In place of Jocelyn Davies AM)


Owen Evans, Welsh Government

John Howells, Welsh Government

Christopher Munday, Welsh Government

James Price, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Fay Buckle (Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

Joanest Varney-Jackson (Legal Adviser)

Huw Vaughan Thomas (Wales Audit Office)

Mike Usher (Wales Audit Office)

Alistair McQuaid (Wales Audit Office)

Nick Tyldesley (District Valuer)



1       Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales: Briefing from the Wales Audit Office

1.1 The Auditor General for Wales discussed PAC(4)-34-15 paper 1(Item 4)  with the Committee.




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2       Introductions, apologies and substitutions

2.1 The Chair welcomed the Members to the meeting.

2.2 Jocelyn Davies excluded herself under Standing Order 18.8. Alun Ffred Jones substituted.

2.3 The declarations of interest made in the meeting on 12 October are applicable to this meeting.



3       Papers to note

3.1 The papers were noted.



4       Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales: Evidence Session 7

4.1 The Committee scrutinised Owen Evans, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Education and Public Services Group; James Price, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Economy, Skills and Natural Resources Group; John Howells, Director, Housing and Regeneration and Christopher Munday,  Deputy Director, Business Solutions, Welsh Government

as part of the inquiry into the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales.



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

5.1 The motion was agreed.



6       Forward work programme: Consideration of spring 2016 work programme

6.1 Members agreed the forward work programme.



7       Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales: Consideration of evidence received

7.1 Members discussed the evidence received.



8       Scrutiny of Accounts 2014-15: Consideration of draft report

8.1 Members considered and agreed the report which will be published later in December.