Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 22 October 2018

Meeting time: 13.15 - 16.00
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Assembly Members:

Nick Ramsay AM (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Neil Hamilton AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Jenny Rathbone AM


David Anderson, National Museum Wales

Neil Wicks, National Museum Wales

Nia Williams, National Museum Wales

Wales Audit Office:

Adrian Crompton – Auditor General for Wales

Ann-Marie Harkin

Dave Rees

Matthew Mortlock

Committee Staff:

Adrian Crompton

Ann-Marie Harkin

Dave Rees

Matthew Mortlock

Fay Bowen (Clerk)

Meriel Singleton (Second Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

Helen Jones (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Adam Price AM.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.



3       Scrutiny of Accounts 2017-18: National Museum Wales

3.1 Members scrutinised David Anderson, Director General, Neil Wicks, Deputy Director General and Director of Finance and Corporate Resource, and Nia Williams, Director of Learning & Engagement from National Museum Wales on National Museum Wales’ Annual Report and Accounts for 2017-18.

3.2 Neil Wicks agreed to provide the Committee with the average number of days per employee lost through sickness in 2017-18.



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       Scrutiny of Accounts 2017-18: Consideration of evidence received and discussion of key issues for the draft report

5.1 Members considered the evidence received.



6       Natural Resources Wales: Consideration of the draft report

6.1 Members considered and agreed the draft report.



7       Care experienced children and young people: Agreement of draft Report

7.1 Members agreed the draft report.