Concise Minutes - Finance Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 21 September 2017

Meeting time: 09.35 - 14.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4420


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Simon Thomas AM (Chair)

Mike Hedges AM

Eluned Morgan AM

David Rees AM

Steffan Lewis AM

Nick Ramsay AM

Witnesses:

Denise Inger, SNAP Cymru

Caroline Rawson, SNAP Cymru

Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

Tania Nicholson, Welsh Government

Emma Williams, Welsh Government

Charlie Thomas, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Catherine Hunt (Second Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Deputy Clerk)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)

Owen Holzinger (Researcher)

Ben Harris (Legal Adviser)

Katie Wyatt (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Neil Hamilton AM.

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2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.

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3       Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill Evidence Session: SNAP Cymru

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Denise Inger, Chief Executive Director, SNAP Cymru and Caroline Rawson, Assistant Director, SNAP Cymru on the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill.

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4       Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill: Ministerial Evidence Session

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language; Emma Williams, Senior Responsible Officer, Welsh Government; Tania Nicholson, Head of Additional Learning Needs Legislative Programme, Welsh Government; and Charlie Thomas, Head of Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Transformation, Welsh Government on the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill.

4.2 The Minister agreed to provide a breakdown of the ‘sunk costs’ that were removed from the revised Regulatory Impact Assessment.

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5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and all of the meeting on 27 September 2017

5.1 The motion was agreed.

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6       Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Evidence

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

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7       Inquiry into the financial estimates accompanying legislation: Consideration of draft report

7.1 The item was postponed until Wednesday 27 September 2017.

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8       Oversight of the Wales Audit Office: Recruitment of the Auditor General for Wales

8.1 The Committee considered a paper on the recruitment of the Auditor General for Wales.

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9       Budget Scrutiny: Undertaking Budget Scrutiny and Financial Oversight; Developing Good Practice and Making a Difference

9.1 Alex Brazier, Associate, Global Partners Governance delivered a training session on Budget Scrutiny: Undertaking Budget Scrutiny and Financial Oversight; Developing Good Practice and Making a Difference.

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