Concise Minutes - Finance Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - The Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 21 June 2018

Meeting time: 09.32 - 12.13
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4840


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Simon Thomas AM (Chair)

Mike Hedges AM

Jane Hutt AM

Nick Ramsay AM

Witnesses:

Victoria Winckler, Bevan Foundation

Alan Bermingham, The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

Professor Steve Fothergill, Sheffield Hallam University

Professor David Bell, Stirling University

Professor Terry Marsden, Cardiff University

Committee Staff:

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Leanne Hatcher (Second Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Deputy Clerk)

Gareth David Thomas (Researcher)

 

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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 Steffan Lewis AM, David Rees AM and Neil Hamilton AM.

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2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The paper was noted.

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3       Inquiry into preparations for replacing EU funding for Wales: Evidence session 4 (Bevan Foundation)

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Victoria Winckler, Director of the Bevan Foundation on its inquiry into preparations for replacing EU funding for Wales.

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4       Inquiry into preparations for replacing EU funding for Wales: Evidence session 5 (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy)

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Alan Bermingham, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy on its inquiry into preparations for replacing EU funding for Wales.

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5       Inquiry into preparations for replacing EU funding for Wales: Evidence session 6

5.1 The Committee took evidence from Professor Steve Fothergill, Sheffield Hallam University; Professor David Bell, University of Stirling; and Professor Terry Marsden, Cardiff University on its inquiry into preparations for replacing EU funding for Wales.

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6       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

6.1 The motion was agreed.

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7       Inquiry into preparations for replacing EU funding for Wales: Consideration of evidence

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

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8       Approach to scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2019-20

8.1 The Committee considered its approach to scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s draft budget 2019-20 and agreed:

·         to publish a summary of the discussions with stakeholders at the event held at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea on 7 June 2018;

·         to write to other policy committees identifying a number of themes for scrutiny; and

·         the provision of specialist advice in relation to the Welsh Rate of Income Tax.

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