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(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. Alun Ffred Jones substituted.

(09.00-09.05)

2.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

Committee Correspondence: Letter from Harriet Harman, Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights (27 January 2016)

Supporting documents:

(09.05-09.35)

3.

Grants Management in Wales: 2015 Welsh Government Annual Report

PAC(4)-07-16 Paper 1

Research Briefing

 

Sir Derek Jones, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government

David Richards, Director of Governance, Welsh Government 

Gawain Evans, Director of Finance, Welsh Government

Peter Kennedy, Director Human Resources, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee scrutinised the Permanent Secretary on the Welsh Government’s Annual Report on Grants Management.

(09.35-10.30)

4.

Ways of Working: Discussion with the Welsh Government's Permanent Secretary on the work of the Committee in the Fourth Assembly

PAC(4)-07-16 Paper 2

PAC(4)-07-16 Paper 3

 

Sir Derek Jones, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government

David Richards, Director of Governance, Welsh Government 

Gawain Evans, Director of Finance, Welsh Government

Peter Kennedy, Director Human Resources, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee discussed and reflected on its work during the Fourth Assembly with the Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Government and looked ahead to the Fifth Assembly.

4.2 The Permanent Secretary agreed to explore further whether HEFCW receives financial information from universities during the year that raises concerns among the Welsh Government.

(10.30)

5.

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

Items 6 & 7

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

(10.30-10.45)

6.

Grants Management in Wales: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

6.1 Members considered the evidence received and agreed to write to the Permanent Secretary with some recommendations to further improve future Annual Grant Management Reports.

(10.45-11.00)

7.

Ways of Working: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

7.1 Members discussed the comments made by the Permanent Secretary.