Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 9 March 2020

Meeting time: 13.04 - 16.09
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5886


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Nick Ramsay AM (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Gareth Bennett AM

Vikki Howells AM

Delyth Jewell AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Witnesses:

Andrew Slade, Welsh Government

Neil Hemington, Welsh Government

John Howells, Welsh Government

Dr Andrew Goodall, Welsh Government

Alan Brace, Welsh Government

Wales Audit Office:

Adrian Crompton – Auditor General for Wales

Nick Selwyn

Mike Usher

Committee Staff:

Adrian Crompton

Nick Selwyn

Mike Usher

Fay Bowen (Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed the Members to the meeting.

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2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.

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2.1   The Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales (RIFW):  Update from the Welsh Government (27 February 2020)

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2.2   Effectiveness of Local Planning Authorities in Wales: Section 106 - Comments from Mark Harris, Planning & Policy Advisor Wales, Home Builders Federation (27 February 2020)

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3       Effectiveness of Local Planning Authorities in Wales: Evidence session with the Welsh Government

3.1 Members questioned Andrew Slade, John Howells and Neil Hemington as part of their inquiry into the Effectiveness of Local Planning Authorities in Wales.

3.2 Andrew Slade agreed to send copies of the Planning Aid Wales Guidance to the Committee.

3.3 The Chair advised the witnesses that he would write with the questions that were not reached.

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4       Implementation of the NHS Finance (Wales) Act 2014: Evidence Session with the Welsh Government

4.1 The Members questioned Dr Andrew Goodall and Alan Brace as part of their inquiry into the Implementation of the NHS Finance (Wales) Act 2014.

4.2 Dr Goodall agreed to send a note providing examples of initiatives and projects that are helping to control and manage the deployment of agency staff and as part of wider workforce planning.

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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.

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6       Effectiveness of Local Planning Authorities in Wales: Consideration of evidence received and key issues

6.1 Due to time constraints, this item was deferred until the next meeting.

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7       Implementation of the NHS Finance (Wales) Act 2014: Consideration of the evidence received

7.1 Due to time constraints, this item was deferred until the next meeting.

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