Agenda and minutes

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Items
Note No. Item

(09:00)

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1        The chair welcomed the Members to the Committee.

 

1.2        There were no apologies.

(09:00-09:05)

2.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

Health Finances 2013-14: Letter from Dr Andrew Goodall, Welsh Government (24 November 2014)

Supporting documents:

2.2

Scrutiny of Commissioners’ Accounts 2013-14: Letter from the Minister for Finance and Government Business (24 November 2014)

Supporting documents:

2.3

Meeting the Financial Challenges Facing Local Government in Wales: Letter from Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to Minister for Public Services (13 November 2014)

Supporting documents:

2.4

Meeting the Financial Challenges Facing Local Government in Wales: Letter from Vale of Glamorgan Council to the Minister for Public Services (13 November 2014)

Supporting documents:

2.5

Meeting the Financial Challenges Facing Local Government in Wales: Letter from the Welsh Local Government Authority to the Minister for Public Services (10 November 2014)

Supporting documents:

2.6

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill: Letter from the Auditor General for Wales to the Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee (25 November 2014)

Supporting documents:

(09:05-10:00)

3.

Glastir

PAC(4)-31-14 paper 1

Research Brief

 

Gareth Jones – Director General, Sustainable Futures, Welsh Government

Andrew Slade – Director, Agriculture, Food & Marine, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee scrutinised the Welsh Government Sustainable Futures Director General, Gareth Jones and the Director of Agriculture, Food & Marine, Andrew Slade.

 

3.2 Gareth Jones agreed to provide the following to the Committee:

·         A note on the revised targets that Glastir is expected to achieve and how they will monitor the delivery against those, whether they are biodiversity targets or otherwise.

·         The average length of time an inspection takes.

·         The number of cross-compliance penalties and the total fines over the past few years.

·         A note on how many applications for land to be left unfarmed have been turned down.

·         An overview of the steps being taken to assist online applications.

(10:00)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

Items 5, 6 & 7

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(10:00-10:25)

5.

Glastir: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received from the Welsh Government.

(10:25-10:50)

6.

Forward work programme

PAC(4)-31-14 paper 2

Minutes:

6.1 The members considered and noted the work programme for the spring term.

(10:50-11:00)

7.

Scrutiny of Commissioners’ Accounts 2013-14: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

7.1 The Members agreed to produce a short report on the Commissioners’ Accounts.