Finance Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd




Meeting date:

Thursday, 9 July 2015




Meeting time:

09.00 - 10.33




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Concise Minutes:




Assembly Members:


Jocelyn Davies AM (Chair)

Peter Black AM

Christine Chapman AM

Mike Hedges AM

Alun Ffred Jones AM

Ann Jones AM

Julie Morgan AM

Paul Davies AM (In place of Nick Ramsay AM)








Carl Sargeant AM, The Minister for Natural Resources

Andy Fraser, Welsh Government

Jasper Roberts, Welsh Government






Committee Staff:


Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Leanne Hatcher (Second Clerk)

Tanwen Summers (Deputy Clerk)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)

Gareth David Thomas (Researcher)

Joanest Varney-Jackson (Legal Adviser)






View the meeting transcript.




1   Introductions, apologies and substitutions

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.


1.2 Apologies were received from Nick Ramsay. The Chair welcomed Paul Davies to the meeting as substitute.




2   Papers to note

2.1 The papers were noted.




3   Environment (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 1

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the Minister for Natural Resources.


3.2 The Minister agreed to provide additional information to the Committee.




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

4.1 The Motion was agreed.




5   Environment (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidenced received.




6   Scrutiny of Welsh Government First Supplementary Budget 2015-2016: Consideration of draft report

6.1 The Committee agreed the draft report.




7   Tax Collection and Management (Wales) Bill: Agreement of approach to scrutiny

7.1 The Committee agreed the approach to scrutiny.