Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 16 January 2017

Meeting time: 14.00 - 16.36
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3907


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Nick Ramsay AM (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Mike Hedges AM

Neil McEvoy AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Lee Waters AM

Witnesses:

Steve Clarke, Welsh Tenants Federation

Neil Howell, Torfaen County Borough Council

Jim McKirdle, Welsh Local Government Association

Gavin Smart, Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) UK

David Wilton, TPAS

Wales Audit Office

Huw Vaughan Thomas – Auditor General for Wales

Gillian Body – Assistant Auditor for Wales

Nick Selwyn – Wales Audit Office

Committee Staff:

Fay Bowen (Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

Jonathan Baxter (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

 

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members of the Committee.

1.2        Apologies were received from Neil Hamilton AM. There was no substitute.

 

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2       Paper(s) to note

 

2.1 The papers were noted.

 

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2.1   Coastal flood and erosion risk management in Wales: Additional information from the Welsh Government (6 January 2017)

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2.2   NHS Wales Health Board’s Governance: Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport (9 January 2017)

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3       Inquiry into Regulatory oversight of Housing Associations: Evidence Session 1

 

3.1 The Committee took evidence Steve Clarke, Managing Director, Welsh Tenants and David Wilton, Director, Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS Cymru) as part of its inquiry into the Regulatory oversight of Housing Associations.

 

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4       Inquiry into Regulatory oversight of Housing Associations: Evidence Session 2

 

4.1 The Committee took evidence Jim McKirdle, Housing Policy Officer, Welsh Local Government Association, Neil Howell, Head of Housing & Business Support, Torfaen County Borough Council and Gavin Smart, Deputy Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) UK as part of its inquiry into the Regulatory oversight of Housing Associations.

 

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

 

5.1 The motion was agreed.

 

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6       Inquiry into Regulatory oversight of Housing Associations: Consideration of evidence received

 

6.1 Members considered the evidence received.

 

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7       Auditor General for Wales: Forward Work Programme

 

7.1 The Auditor General for Wales addressed the Committee on his forthcoming work programme and Draft strategy for the Auditor General for Wales and the Wales Audit Office 2017-2020.

 

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