Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Meeting time: 09.01 - 09.50
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Assembly Members:

Llyr Gruffydd AM (Chair)

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Alun Davies AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Nick Ramsay AM


Elan Closs Stephens, Electoral Commission in Wales

Rhydian Thomas, Electoral Commission

Kieran Rix, Electoral Commission

Committee Staff:

Leanne Hatcher (Second Clerk)

Ryan Bishop (Deputy Clerk)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Mike Hedges AM and Neil Hamilton AM.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The Committee noted their disappointment with regards to correspondence from the Secretary of State for Wales on the Implementation of the Wales Act 2014.

2.2 The papers were noted.



2.1   PTN1 - Letter from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Inter-Institutional relations between the Assembly and the Welsh Government



2.2   PTN2 - Letter from the Secretary of State for Wales - Implementation of the Wales Act 2014



3       Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill scrutiny session: Electoral Commission

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the Electoral Commissioner for Wales, Elen Closs Stephens; Kieran Rix, UK Director of Finance and Corporate Services; and Rhydian Thomas, Head of Electoral Commission, Wales.

3.2 The Electoral Commission agreed to provide the Committee with updated costings related to the electoral registration reform process.



4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and the first item of the 4 April meeting.

4.1 The motion was agreed.



5       Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.





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