Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Meeting time: 10.01 - 11.50
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Assembly Members:

Simon Thomas AM (Chair)

Mike Hedges AM

Jane Hutt AM

Nick Ramsay AM


Sarah Walker, HMRC

Jim Harra, HMRC

Adrian Crompton, Director of Assembly Business

Committee Staff:

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Deputy Clerk)

Owen Holzinger (Researcher)

Christian Tipples (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.


1.2 Apologies were received from Steffan Lewis AM, David Rees AM and Neil Hamilton AM.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.



2.1   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance to the Chair - Welsh Revenue Authority recruitment - 18 January 2018



3       Pre-nomination Hearing - Auditor General for Wales

3.1 The Committee conducted a Pre-nomination Hearing of the preferred candidate for the position of Auditor General for Wales, Adrian Crompton.



4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from items 5 and 7 and the meeting on 8 February 2018

4.1 The motion was agreed.



5       Pre-nomination Hearing - Auditor General for Wales: Consideration of Hearing

5.1 The Committee considered the appropriateness of the preferred candidate and agreed to give it further consideration at a future meeting.



6       Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Evidence session 4 (HMRC)

6.1 The Committee took evidence from Jim Harra, Second Permanent Secretary, HMRC; and Sarah Walker, Deputy Director, Devolution, HMRC on the devolution of fiscal powers to Wales.



7       Devolution of fiscal powers to Wales: Consideration of evidence

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.