Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Meeting time: 09.07 - 11.05
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Assembly Members:

Darren Millar AM (Chair)

Mike Hedges AM

Sandy Mewies AM

Julie Morgan AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Aled Roberts AM

Andrew RT Davies AM (In place of Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM)

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


Langley Davies, South Wales Land Developments

Committee Staff:

Fay Buckle (Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

Joanest Varney-Jackson (Legal Adviser)

Huw Vaughan Thomas (Wales Audit Office)

Alistair McQuaid (Wales Audit Office)

Nick Tyldesley (District Valuer)

Mike Usher (Wales Audit Office)




View the meeting transcript.



1       Introductions, apologies and substitutions

1.1 The Chair welcomed the Members to the meeting.

1.2 Apologies were received from Mohammad Asghar. Andrew R T Davies substituted.

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

1.4 Sandy Mewies declared an interest as a Member of the Assembly Commission and absented herself from items 2.1and 6.

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

1.6 The Chair welcomed Nur Saleh, from Global Partners Governance, who is learning about the operation of the National Assembly. 



2       Papers to note

2.1     The papers were noted.</AI3>



2.2   Scrutiny of Accounts 2014-15: Letter from Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly - Voluntary Exit Scheme (19 November 2015)



2.2   Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales: Additional information from Lambert Smith Hampton (23 November 2015)



2.3   Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales: Letter from the District Valuer (24 November 2015)



3       Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales: Evidence Session 6

3.1 The Committee scrutinised Langley Davies, Director of South Wales Land Developments Limited, as part of the inquiry into the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales.



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

4.1 The motion was agreed and was extended to cover Item 1 for the meeting on 8 December 2015.



5       Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales: Consideration of evidence received

5.1 Members considered the evidence received.



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

6.1 Due to time constraints, this item was not reached.



7       Forward Work Programme: Consideration of spring 2016 work programme

7.1 Members considered the forward work programme for the spring 2016 term but asked that more detail be provided about the possible inquiry into Cardiff Airport.