Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Friday, 8 October 2021

Meeting time: 09.28 - 11.01
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:






Members of the Senedd:

Peredur Owen Griffiths MS (Chair)

Peter Fox MS

Mike Hedges MS

Rhianon Passmore MS


Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk

Nia Morgan, Director of Finance

Ken Skates MS, Commissioner

Committee Staff:

Owain Roberts (Clerk)

Mike Lewis (Deputy Clerk)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)



In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair has determined that the public are excluded from the Committee's meeting in order to protect public health. This meeting will be broadcast live on



Private pre-meeting - Informal (09.15-09.30)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

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



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1. The papers were noted.



2.1   PTN 1 - Letter from Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, HMRC: New HMRC Additional Accounting Officer for the Welsh Rates of Income Tax – 24 September 2021



2.2   PTN 2 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: UK Government’s announcement on increasing National Insurance – 27 September 2021



2.3   PTN 3 – Letter from the Convener of the Finance and Public Administration Committee, Scottish Parliament: Collaborative working – 29 September 2021



3       Scrutiny of the Senedd Commission Draft Budget 2022-23: Evidence session

3.1. The Committee took evidence from Ken Skates MS, Commissioner for Budget and Governance; Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Senedd; and Nia Morgan, Director of Finance on the Senedd Commission’s Draft Budget 2022-23.


3.2 The Senedd Commission agreed to write to the Committee on plans to reach out to cohorts that do not traditionally engage with the Senedd.



4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

4.1 The motion was agreed.



5       Scrutiny of the Senedd Commission Draft Budget 2022-23: Consideration of evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.





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