Concise Minutes - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Meeting Venue:

Hybrid – Committee room 1&2 Senedd and video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Thursday, 25 May 2023

Meeting time: 09.31 - 11.12
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Members of the Senedd:

Jayne Bryant MS (Chair)

James Evans MS

Laura Anne Jones MS

Ken Skates MS

Buffy Williams MS

Sioned Williams MS


Simon Pirotte

Committee Staff:

Naomi Stocks (Clerk)

Tom Lewis-White (Second Clerk)

Sarah Bartlett (Deputy Clerk)

Michael Dauncey (Researcher)

Lucy Morgan (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting of the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

1.2 There were no apologies.

1.3 Under Standing Order 17.24A Sioned Williams MS declared her husband was employed by Swansea University.



2       Pre-appointment hearing for Chief Executive of the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research

2.1 The Committee scrutinised the Welsh Government’s appointed candidate.



3       Papers to note

3.1 The papers were noted.





4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

4.1 The motion was agreed.



5       Pre-appointment hearing for Chief Executive of the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research - consideration of the evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence it had heard in the previous session. It was agreed that a revised draft of the report would be circulated and considered again at the meeting on 7 June.

5.2 Members agreed to write to the First Minister for some data on direct ministerial appointments.



6       Joint Ministerial scrutiny session - consideration of the approach

6.1 The Committee agreed the approach to the joint scrutiny session. A letter would be sent to the Welsh Government outlining specific areas to be covered during the session.





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