Concise Minutes - Finance Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Meeting time: 09.30 - 11.48
This meeting can be viewed
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Assembly Members:

Llyr Gruffydd AM (Chair)

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Alun Davies AM

Mike Hedges AM

Nick Ramsay AM


Andrew Jeffreys, Welsh Government

Julian Revell, Welsh Government

Cathy Madge, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Eurgain Powell, Office of the Future Generations Commissioner

Committee Staff:

Bethan Davies (Clerk)

Leanne Hatcher (Second Clerk)

Georgina Owen (Second Clerk)

Samantha Williams (Deputy Clerk)

Martin Jennings (Researcher)

Owen Holzinger (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1     The Chair welcomed Members and witnesses to the meeting.

1.2     Apologies were received from Rhianon Passmore and Mark Reckless.



2       Paper(s) to note

2.1     The minutes and papers were noted.



2.1   Letter from Suzy Davies AM in response to Finance Committee's report on scrutiny of Assembly Commission draft budget 2020-21



2.2   Letter from the Auditor General for Wales to Chair of Public Accounts Committee: New Zealand budgetary process



2.3   Letter from Minister for Finance to Llywydd: Non-Domestic Rating (Multiplier) (Wales) Order 2019



2.4   Letter from Minister for Health and Social Services to Chair of Health, Social Care and Sport Committee: National Health Service (Indemnities) (Wales) Bill



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

3.1     The motion was approved.



4       Technical briefing: Welsh tax forecasts

4.1     The Committee received a technical briefing from Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Welsh Treasury and Julian Revell, Head of Fiscal Analysis, Welsh Treasury on Welsh tax forecasts.



5       Private briefing: Future Generations Commissioner for Wales monitoring of the Welsh Government budget - key findings to date

5.1     The Committee received a private briefing from Cathy Madge, Lead Change Maker and Eurgain Powell, Change Maker, Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, on the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales’ monitoring of the Welsh Government budget.



6       Scrutiny of the Wales Audit Office and the Auditor General for Wales’s Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 and Estimate 2020-21: Consideration of draft report

6.1     The Committee approved the draft report.





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