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Introductions, apologies and substitutions


1.1 Apologies were received from Gwenda Thomas AM and Joyce Watson AM. Jenny Rathbone AM substituted for Joyce Watson AM.



Scrutiny session with the Minister for Finance and Government Business

Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance and Government Business

Rob Halford, Head of Planning and Strategy, Welsh Government

Geraint Green, Head of Business and Innovation, Welsh Government

Steven Davies, Head of Innovative Finance, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:


2.1 Jenny Rathbone AM declared that she is the Chair of the European Programme Monitoring Committee.

2.2 The Minister and her officials answered questions from Members of the Committee.

2.3 The Minister agreed to provide the following:

  • Any overall data on organisation participation in the first round of calls under the various EU funding programmes (Erasmus+, Creative Europe, COSME etc).

·         An update on the revised pipeline of Welsh schemes with potential to access financing through the European Fund for Strategic Investment.


Papers to note


Draft Wales Bill

Supporting documents:


4.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Letter from the Older People's Commissioner regarding Employment Opportunities for People Over 50

Supporting documents:


4.2.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


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


5.1 The motion was agreed.



Discussion on Fourth Assembly Committees


6.1 The Committee discussed the paper on Fourth Assembly Committees.



Update from the EU Funding Ambassadors

Grahame Guilford, EU Funding Ambassador

Hywel Ceri Jones, EU Funding Ambassador

Gaynor Richards, EU Funding Ambassador


3.1 Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM declared that he is Chancellor and Chair of Bangor University, an institution that has received European funds and expects to receive further European funds. Bangor University has also recently received a substantial loan from the European Investment Bank.

3.2 The EU Funding Ambassadors answered questions from Members of the Committee.




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