Finance Committee

 

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

 

 

 

Meeting date:

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

 

 

 

Meeting time:

09.00 - 11.30

 

 

 

This meeting can be viewed on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/2516

 

 

Concise Minutes:

 

 

 

Assembly Members:

 

Jocelyn Davies AM (Chair)

Peter Black AM

Christine Chapman AM

Mike Hedges AM

Alun Ffred Jones AM

Julie Morgan AM

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

 

 

 

 

 

Witnesses:

 

Jane Hutt AM, The Minister for Finance and Government Business

Andrew Jeffreys, Welsh Government

Matt Denham Jones, Welsh Government

Jeff Andrews, Welsh Government

Nicola Evans, Wales Audit Office

Isobel Garner, Wales Audit Office

Kevin Thomas, Assistant Auditor General, Wales Audit Office

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Staff:

 

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Meriel Singleton (Second Clerk)

Leanne Hatcher (Deputy Clerk)

Richard Bettley (Researcher)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)

Joanest Varney-Jackson (Legal Adviser)

 

 

 

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1    Introductions, apologies and substitutions

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the Meeting.

 

1.2        Apologies were received from Ann Jones and Nick Ramsey.

 

1.3        The Chair welcomed Mohammad Asghar who was substitute for Nick Ramsey.

 

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2    Papers to note

2.1 The papers were noted.

 

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3    Best Practice Budget Processes Inquiry: Evidence Session 5

3.1 The Committee scrutinised the Minister for Finance and Government Business on the Best Practice Budget Process.

 

3.2 The Minister agreed to provide information on how she engages and uses academic experts to generate economic data. 

 

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4    Wales Audit Office: Fleet Report

4.1 The Committee scrutinised the Wales Audit Office on its Fleet Report.

 

4.2 The Wales Audit Office agreed to provide information on its mechanisms for ensuring the scheme balances the need for cost reduction, efficiency and effectiveness, corporate social responsibility and environmental impacts.

 

 

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5    Wales Audit Office: Consideration of Fees Scheme

5.1 The Committee scrutinised the Wales Audit Office on their fee scheme 2015.

 

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6    Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

6.1 The motion was agreed.

 

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7    Wales Audit Office: Procurement of Auditors

7.1 The Committee scrutinised the Wales Audit Office on the Procurement of Auditors.

 

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8    Wales Audit Office: Fleet Report - Consideration of evidence

8.1 The Committee considered the evidenced received.

 

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9    Wales Audit Office: Consideration of Fees Scheme - Consideration of evidence received

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

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10        Best Practice Budget Processes Inquiry: Consideration of evidence received

10.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

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