Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 2 February 2017

Meeting time: 13.00 - 16.34
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Assembly Members:

Simon Thomas AM (Chair)

Mike Hedges AM

Eluned Morgan AM

David Rees AM

Nick Ramsay AM

Mark Reckless AM


Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

Emma Cordingley, Welsh Government

Sarah Tully, Welsh Government

Repa Antonio, Welsh Government

Georgina Haarhoff, Welsh Government

Andrew Hewitt, Welsh Government

Mair Hughes, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Catherine Hunt (Second Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Deputy Clerk)

Helen Jones (Researcher)

Gareth David Thomas (Researcher)

Gareth Pembridge (Legal Adviser)

Katie Wyatt (Legal Adviser)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

Daniel Greenberg (Technical Advisor)



2       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


2.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.


2.2 Apologies were received from Steffan Lewis AM.




3       Paper(s) to note


3.1 The papers were noted.




4       Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 8


4.1 The Committee took evidence from Mark Drakeford AM - Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government; Emma Cordingley - Lawyer, Welsh Government; and Sarah Tully - Devolved Tax Policy Project Manager, Welsh Government on the Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill.




5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting


5.1 The motion was agreed.




6       Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence


6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.




7       Public Health (Wales) Bill: Consideration of draft report


7.1 The Committee considered the report and agreed to approve any further changes by email.




8       Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill: Stage 2 Technical Briefing


8.1 The Committee received a Stage 2 technical briefing from: Georgina Haarhoff, Head of Tax Policy & Legislation Development, Welsh Government; Repa Antonio, Land Transaction Tax Project Manager, Welsh Government; Andrew Hewitt, Land Transaction Tax Policy Manager, Welsh Government; and Mair Hughes, Lawyer, Welsh Government on the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill.