Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Meeting time: 09.31 - 10.51
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Assembly Members:

Llyr Gruffydd AM (Chair)

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Alun Davies AM

Mike Hedges AM

Nick Ramsay AM

Mark Reckless AM


Laura Fox, Welsh Government

Andrew Hewitt, Welsh Government

Gareth McMahon, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Leanne Hatcher (Second Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Second Clerk)

Samantha Williams (Deputy Clerk)

Owen Holzinger (Researcher)

Christian Tipples (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1     The Chair welcomed Members and witnesses to the meeting.

1.2     Apologies were received from Rhianon Passmore.



2       Technical briefing: Making changes to Welsh tax legislation

2.1     The Committee received a technical briefing from Gareth McMahon, Government Lawyer; Andrew Hewitt, Welsh Treasury; and Laura Fox, Welsh Treasury on proposed changes to Welsh tax legislation.



3       Public Services Ombudsman for Wales Estimates 2020-21: Consideration of draft report

3.1     The Committee agreed the content of the draft report.



4       Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020-21: Approach to scrutiny

4.1     The Committee considered the revised approach to scrutiny for the Welsh Government draft budget 2020-21 and agreed the way forward.



5       Approach to scrutiny for forthcoming legislation

5.1     The Committee considered the paper on the approach to scrutiny for forthcoming legislation.



6       Annual scrutiny of the Wales Audit Office and the Auditor General for Wales: Consideration of draft report

6.1     The Committee considered the draft report and agreed to consider a revised draft on 27 November 2019.





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