Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Bethan Davies 

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Transcript

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1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed the Members to Committee.

2.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

(09:30-10:15)

3.

Wales Audit Office – Consideration of Fees Schedule 2014/15

FIN(4)-05-14 (paper 1)

 

Isobel Garner -  Wales Audit Office Chair

Huw Vaughan Thomas – Auditor General for Wales

Ann-Marie Harkin - Group Director (Resources), Wales Audit Office Terry Jones - Technical Manager, Wales Audit Office

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee considered and approved a scheme for charging fees by the Wales Audit Office subject to some technical modifications being made after 1 April 2014, when the Board legally comes into effect.

 

3.2 The Committee requested that the Wales Audit Office provide the Committee with a briefing session on its accounts, estimats and fee scales.

(10:15)

4.

Private meetings - Finance Committee

Items 5, 6 & 7

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(10:15-10:30)

5.

Wales Audit Office – Memorandum of Understanding for the Accounting Officer

FIN(4)-05-14(paper 2)

Minutes:

5.1 The Memorandum of Understanding was agreed in draft and Committee noted that it will be issued on 1 April.

 

5.2 The Committee agreed that the Auditor General for Wales should see a copy in draft prior to it being issued.

(10:30-11:00)

6.

Budget Best Practice Inquiry: Consideration of the terms of reference

FIN(4)-05-14 (paper 3)

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the suggested terms of reference and agreed that they would prefer to undetake the inquiry in two parts. They also agreed the terms of reference and approach to evidence gathering and will give further consideration to the expert advisor at a future meeting.

(11:00-11:30)

7.

Higher Education Funding: Consideration of key issues

FIN(4)-05-14 (paper 4)

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the key issues. The Clerks will prepare a draft report for consideration after the Easter recess.