Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Meeting time: 09.30 - 11.55
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:

Remote, Private





Members of the Senedd:

Peredur Owen Griffiths MS (Chair)

Peter Fox MS

Mike Hedges MS


Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales, Audit Wales, Auditor General for Wales, Audit Wales

Lindsay Foyster, Audit Wales

Kevin Thomas, Audit Wales

Ann-Marie Harkin, Wales Audit Office

Anne-Louise Clark, Audit Wales

Andrew Jeffreys, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Owain Roberts (Clerk)

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Leanne Hatcher (Second Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Second Clerk)

Mike Lewis (Deputy Clerk)

Owen Holzinger (Researcher)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)

Joanne McCarthy (Researcher)

Ben Harris (Legal Adviser)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the virtual meeting of the Finance Committee.



2       Audit Wales - Introductory briefing

2.1 The Committee received a briefing from the Auditor General for Wales and Audit Wales officials.



3       Oversight of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales (PSOW) - Consideration of remuneration arrangements

3.1 The Committee considered the paper on the remuneration arrangements of the PSOW.



4       Landfill Disposals Tax: Independent Review

4.1 The Committee considered the letter.



5       Budget Review Group

5.1 The Committee considered the background paper on the Budget Review Group.



6       Welsh Government Draft Budget scrutiny 2022-23: Consideration of approach

6.1 The Committee considered the papers and agreed on its approach to budget scrutiny.



7       Welsh Treasury - Introductory briefing

7.1 The Committee received a briefing from Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Welsh Treasury.



8       Consideration of the Committee's Forward Work Programme

8.1 The Committee considered its Forward Work Programme and the correspondence.





1.          FIELD_TITLE




2.          FIELD_TITLE














2.1          FIELD_TITLE





2.2          FIELD_TITLE