Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Meeting time: 09.35 - 11.54
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Members of the Senedd:

Llyr Gruffydd MS (Chair)

Mick Antoniw MS (In place of Alun Davies MS)

Siân Gwenllian MS

Mike Hedges MS

Rhianon Passmore MS

Nick Ramsay MS

Mark Reckless MS


Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Jeffreys, Welsh Government

Margaret Davies, Welsh Government

Matt Wellington, Welsh Government

Anna Adams, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Leanne Hatcher (Second Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Second Clerk)

Mike Lewis (Deputy Clerk)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)

Joanne McCarthy (Researcher)

Owen Holzinger (Researcher)

Christian Tipples (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the virtual meeting of the Finance Committee.


1.2 Apologies were received from Alun Davies MS. Mick Antoniw MS attended as a substitute.



2       Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session 7

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury; Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting; Matt Wellington, Head of Budget Delivery; and Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Head of Tax Strategy Policy and Engagement, on the scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22.



3       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting and the meeting on 27 January 2021

3.1 The motion was agreed.



4       Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence / key issues

4.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.



5       Inquiry into the implementation of the Wales Act 2014 and operation of the Fiscal Framework: Consideration of draft report

5.1 The Committee agreed the report with minor changes.





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