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Introductions, apologies and substitutions


1.1 The Chair welcomed everybody to the meeting. There were no apologies.

(10:00 - 11:00)


Welsh Government draft budget proposals for 2012-13: Ministerial Scrutiny Session

Carl Sargeant, Minister for Local Government and Communities

Supporting documents:


2.1 The Chair welcomed the Minister and his officials to the meeting.  Members questioned the Minister.


2.2 The Minister agreed to provide further information on:

  • The monitoring tools used by your department to demonstrate success within the National Transport Plan
  • An update on the Welsh Government’s negotiations regarding potential funding for the electrification of the Great Western mainline to Swansea.
  • Clarification on how the non-cash amounts of the budget are set
  • A progress report on the smart card initiative



Papers to Note

Welsh Government Draft Budget Proposals for 2012-2013: Evidence from Alun Davies


Enterprise and Business Committee: Procurement Task and Finish Group

Supporting documents:


3.1 The Committee noted the following papers:

·         Written evidence from the Deputy Minister for Agricultural, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes on the draft budget.

·         Minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2011


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


4.1 The Chair moved a motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public for the remainder of the meeting.



4.2 The Committee agreed the motion, and moved into private session.


Welsh Government Draft Budget Proposals 2012-2013 : Discussion of Draft Report


5.1 The Committee discussed the draft letters to the Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technoolgy and Science; and the Minister for Education and Skills.


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