Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 11 November 2019

Meeting time: 13.05 - 16.18
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Assembly Members:

Nick Ramsay AM (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Gareth Bennett AM

Vikki Howells AM

Adam Price AM


Shan Morgan, Welsh Government

Peter Kennedy, Welsh Government

David Richards, Welsh Government

Jeff Farrar, Welsh Government

Natalie Pearson, Welsh Government

Ann Keane, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Adrian Crompton

Mike Usher

Matthew Mortlock

Fay Bowen (Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

Joanne McCarthy (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Rhianon Passmore AM and Jenny Rathbone AM.

1.3        The Chair made a statement in relation to recent events at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.



2.1   Welsh Government Financial Support for Business: Letter from the Welsh Government (31 October 2019)



3       M4 Relief Road: Consideration of correspondence from the Welsh Government

3.1 The Committee considered correspondence from the Welsh Government on the M4 Relief Road and agreed that the Chair will wrote to the Chair of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee with the Committee’s views to help facilitate any future work that Committee plans to undertake following the Burns Review.



4       Scrutiny of Accounts 2018-19: Welsh Government

4.1 The Committee undertook the third scrutiny session with the Permanent Secretary on the Welsh Government’s Consolidated Accounts 2018-19.

4.2 The Permanent Secretary agreed to send a progress report at the end of the year on the Welsh Government’s working group work for the facilitation and promotion of the Welsh language.



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.



6       Scrutiny of Accounts 2018-19: Welsh Government

4.1 As part of the Committee’s scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Consolidated Accounts 2018-19, Members discussed the role of Non-Executive Directors with Ann Keane and Jeff Farrar.



7       Scrutiny of Accounts 2018-19: Consideration of evidence received

7.1 Due to time constraints, this item was deferred.





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