Concise Minutes - Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister

Meeting Venue:

Hybrid - Committee room 5 Tŷ Hywel and video conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Friday, 9 December 2022

Meeting time: 10.03 - 12.21
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Members of the Senedd:

David Rees MS (Chair)

John Griffiths MS

Llyr Gruffydd MS

Jenny Rathbone MS

Jack Sargeant MS

Peter Fox MS (In place of Russell George MS)

Laura Anne Jones MS (In place of Paul Davies MS)


Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales

Adam Price MS, Leader of Plaid Cymru

Claire Bennett, Welsh Government

Nicola Edwards, Welsh Government

Dr Rachel Garside-Jones, Welsh Government

Stuart Evans, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Meriel Singleton (Clerk)

Bethan Garwood (Deputy Clerk)

Božo Lugonja (Researcher)

Claire Thomas (Researcher)

Amy Clifton (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies and substitutions

1.1 The Chair, David Rees MS, welcomed Members and witnesses to the meeting. Apologies were received from Paul Davies MS and Russell George MS; Laura Jones MS and Peter Fox MS substituted for them, respectively.



2       Equality and human rights

2.1 The Committee scrutinised the First Minister on policy relating to Equality and Human Rights.



3       Ministerial scrutiny sessions - the co-operation agreement

3.1 The Committee asked the First Minister and Adam Price MS questions relating to policy included in the Co-Operation Agreement, following the recent one year anniversary of its introduction.



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.



5       Discussion of previous evidence sessions

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence from the two sessions.



6       Discussion of future meetings

6.1 The Committee discussed the approach to future meetings, and agreed the date, venue and theme for the next meeting.





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