Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 9 October 2017

Meeting time: 14.01 - 16.46
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Assembly Members:

Nick Ramsay AM (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Neil Hamilton AM

Vikki Howells AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Lee Waters AM


Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive & Clerk of the Assembly

Peter Curran, Sports Wales

Suzy Davies AM, Commissioner

Nia Morgan, Director of Finance

Sarah Powell, Sport Wales

Wales Audit Office:

Anthony Barrett – Assistant Auditor General

Matthew Coe

Steve Wyndham

Committee Staff:

Fay Bowen (Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)

Helen Jones (Researcher)

Katie Wyatt (Legal Adviser)




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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed the Members to the meeting.

1.2        There were no apologies.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.2 With regard to the letter on hospital catering and patient nutrition, the Committee agreed that further clarification, particularly on the timetable for the implementation of the initiatives, was required. The Chair agreed to write to the Welsh Government and it was agreed that an evidence session be arranged before the end of the term.



2.1   Hospital Catering and Patient Nutrition: Correspondence from the Welsh Government (29 September 2017)



2.2   Welsh Government Grants Management Report: Interim Annual Report 2016-17



3       Scrutiny of Accounts 2016-17: Sport Wales

3.1 The Chair gave the Committee’s condolences to Sport Wales following the fatal accident involving Paul Garrett. 

3.2 Members scrutinised Sarah Powell, Chief Executive and Peter Curran, Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Sport Wales on the Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17.

3.3 Sarah Powell agreed to send further details on the amount of investment the 5 x 60 and Dragon Sport Programmes have received together with the method of evaluating the effectiveness of these programmes together with the last set of evaluation data.



4       Scrutiny of Accounts 2016-17: Assembly Commission

4.1 Members scrutinised Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly; Suzy Davies AM, Commissioner for Budget and Governance and Nia Morgan, Director of Finance, National Assembly for Wales on the Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17.

4.2 Manon Antoniazzi agreed to send a copy of the Capacity Review Report to the Committee, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.



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

5.1 The motion was agreed.



6       Scrutiny of Accounts 2016-17: Consideration of evidence received

6.1 Members considered the evidence received.



7       Work Programme: Senedd@Delyn

7.1 Members discussed the possibility of participating in Senedd@Delyn week but unfortunately, due to the majority having prior commitments, the Committee is not able to participate.