Public Accounts Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd




Meeting date:

Tuesday, 6 November 2012




Meeting time:

09:00 - 10:02




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Concise Minutes:




Assembly Members:


Darren Millar (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Mike Hedges

Julie Morgan

Gwyn R Price

Jenny Rathbone

Aled Roberts

Jocelyn Davies














Committee Staff:


Sarah Beasley (Clerk)

Sarah Sargent (Deputy Clerk)

Tom Jackson (Clerk)

Daniel Collier (Deputy Clerk)

Joanest Jackson (Legal Advisor)





1.  Introductions, apologies and substitutions

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members and members of the public to the meeting.


1.2 The Chair welcomed Jocelyn Davies as a new Member of the Committee and thanked Lindsay Whittle for his contribution.




2.  Papers to note

2.1 The Committee noted:


-     the response from the ACCA to the Public Audit (Wales) Bill consultation;

-     the Welsh Government’s response to the report on the Welsh Government Progress in Implementing the Welsh Housing Quality Standard;

-     the correspondence from the Minister for Finance and Leader of the House regarding the Public Audit (Wales) Bill;

-     the correspondence from the Environment and Sustainability Committee regarding their short report on Coastal protection;

-     the correspondence on the Auditor General’s revised estimate for the year ending 31 March 2014.




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

3.1 The motion was agreed.




4.  Public Audit (Wales) Bill: Stage 1 - Key themes and emerging issues

4.1 The Committee considered the key themes and emerging issues that have arisen during scrutiny of the Public Audit (Wales) Bill.




5.  Consideration of draft report on the Estimate of the income and expenses of the office of Auditor General for the year ending 31 March 2014

5.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its report on the Estimate of the income and expenses of the office of the Auditor General for Wales for the year ending 31 March 2014, which would be published shortly.





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