Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee

Meeting Venue:

Video Conferencing via Zoom

Meeting date: Monday, 28 September 2020

Meeting time: 09.32 - 12.01
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Assembly Members:

Nick Ramsay MS (Chair)

Gareth Bennett MS

Angela Burns MS

Vikki Howells MS

Delyth Jewell MS

Jenny Rathbone MS


Andrew Slade, Welsh Government

Simon Jones, Welsh Government

Andy Falleyn, Welsh Government

Audit Wales:

Adrian Crompton – Auditor General for Wales

Matthew Mortlock

Stephen Lisle

Nick Selwyn

Committee Staff:

Fay Bowen (Clerk)

Tom Lewis-White (Second Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed the Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Rhianon Passmore MS.



2a     Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Letter from the Welsh Government (9 September 2020)



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The paper was noted and it was agreed the Chair would forward the letter to the Children, Young People and Education Committee and the Equalities, Local Government and Communities Committee requesting that a watching brief is maintained on the issues contained in the letter.



3       Effectiveness of Local Planning Authorities in Wales: Consideration of the Welsh Government's Response to the Committee's Report

3.1 The Members considered and noted the Welsh Government’s Response to the Committee’s report.

3.2 It was agreed that the Chair will write to the Welsh Government seeking clearer commitments, appropriate timescales and a series of measurable actions with regard to Recommendations 5, 6 & 7.



4       A465 Section 2 Road Improvement: Evidence Session with the Welsh Government

4.1 The Committee questioned the witnesses on the A465 Section 2 Road Improvement.

4.2 The Welsh Government agreed to send further details on a number of issues raised.



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       A465 Section 2 Road Improvement: Consideration of evidence received

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.





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