Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Meeting time: 09.30 - 11.41
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


Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government

Anna Adams, Welsh Treasury, Welsh Government

Andrew Hewitt, Welsh Treasury, Welsh Government

Lynsey Edwards, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Owain Roberts (Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Second Clerk)

Mike Lewis (Deputy Clerk)

Christian Tipples (Researcher)

Ben Harris (Legal Adviser)



Private pre-meeting - Informal (09:15-09:30)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

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



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1. The papers were noted.



2.1   PTN 1 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Further information following discussions with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury; and Devolved Government Finance Ministers - 11 February 2022



3       Welsh Tax Acts etc. (Power to Modify) Bill: Evidence session 6

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government; Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Tax Strategy and Intergovernmental Relations Division, Welsh Treasury; Andrew Hewitt, Head of Tax Legislation, Welsh Treasury; and Lynsey Edwards, Legal Services, Welsh Government on the Welsh Tax Acts etc. (Power to Modify) Bill.



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       Welsh Tax Acts etc. (Power to Modify) Bill: Consideration of evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence.





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