Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Michael Kay 

Items
Note No. Item

(09:00)

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1         The Chair welcomed the Members to the meeting.

1.2         Apologies were received from Jocelyn Davies. There was no substitute.

1.3         Following the election of Members to Committee in plenary on 2 June, the Chair thanked William Graham for his contribution to the Committee and welcomed Mohammad Asghar on his return to the Committee.

1.4         Sandy Mewies declared an interest as a Member of the Assembly Commission (item 2.1).

(09:00-09:05)

2.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.2 The Committee agreed to return to the issue of the Assembly Commission budget when it scrutinises its annual accounts in the autumn term.

2.1

Scrutiny of Commissioners’ Accounts 2013-14: Letter from the Deputy Presiding Officer (1 June 2015)

Supporting documents:

(09:05-09:35)

3.

Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment: Consideration of draft Report

PAC(4)-16-15 Paper 1

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Members considered and agreed the draft report subject to a few minor amendments. The Report will be published later this month.

(09:35-10:00)

4.

NHS Wales Health Board’s Governance

PAC(4)-16-15 Paper 2

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Members noted the letter from Dr Peter Higson (4 June) regarding the deferment of sending the Report on the escalation status of BCUHB to the Committee and the announcement by the Minister for Health and Social Services (8 June) that the Health Board has been placed in special measures as part of the NHS Wales Escalation Framework.

(10:00-10:10)

5.

National Framework for Continuing NHS Healthcare: Consideration of the Welsh Government response to the Committee Report

PAC(4)-16-15 Paper 3

PAC(4)-16-15 Paper 4

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Members noted the Welsh Government response and the Auditor General’s remarks to the Committee Report.

5.2 Members agreed that the Chair should write to the Welsh Government seeking clarification regarding recommendations 1, 3, 7 and 8.

 

(10:10-10:20)

6.

Glastir: Consideration of Welsh Government response to the Committee Report

PAC(4)-16-15 Paper 5

PAC(4)-16-15 Paper 6

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Members noted the Welsh Government response and the Auditor General’s remarks to the Committee Report.

6.2 Members agreed that the Chair should write to the Welsh Government seeking further clarification of the government’s response to the Report recommendations.

 

(10:20-10:35)

7.

Welsh Government Investment in Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure

PAC(4)-16-15 Paper 7

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Auditor General gave the Committee an oral briefing on his recent report.

7.2 Members agreed to undertake a short inquiry into this topic.

(10:35-11:00)

8.

Forward Work programme: Auditor General for Wales' 2015-16 work programme

PAC(4)-16-15 Paper 8

PAC(4)-16-15 Paper 9

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Auditor General discussed his proposed work programme with the Committee and welcomed the suggestions and priority areas Members highlighted.