Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 21 March 2019

Meeting time: 09.00 - 09.58
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Assembly Members:

Llyr Gruffydd AM (Chair)

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Alun Davies AM

Neil Hamilton AM

Mike Hedges AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Nick Ramsay AM


Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General and Brexit Minister

Chris Warner, Welsh Government

Angharad Thomas-Richards, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Leanne Hatcher (Second Clerk)

Ryan Bishop (Deputy Clerk)

Ben Harris (Legal Adviser)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        There were no apologies received.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The papers were noted.



2.1   Letter from the Wales Audit Office - Audit arrangements



3       Senedd Election Bill scrutiny session: Welsh Government

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the Counsel General, Jeremy Miles AM; Chris Warner, Deputy Director, Constitution and Justice and Angharad Thomas-Richards, Electoral Reform Programme Adviser on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.



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

4.1 The motion was agreed.



5       Senedd Election Bill scrutiny session: Consideration of evidence

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.



6       Consideration of The Welsh Tax Acts (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

6.1 The Committee noted the statutory instrument.



7       Feedback from the Chairs' forum on 20 March

7.1 The Chair fed back to the Committee on the 20 March Chairs’ forum.



8       Implementation of Wales Act 2014: Consideration of draft report

8.1 The Committee agreed the report, subject to minor amendments.





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