Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 02/11/2020 - Finance Committee - Fifth Senedd

Items
Expected timing No. Item

(14.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the virtual meeting of the Finance Committee.

 

1.2 The Chair noted that Mark Reckless MS has left the Committee and thanked him for his contribution to the Committee’s work.

 

(14.30)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

PTN 1 - Letter from the Minster for Housing and Local Government: Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill - 21 October 2020

Supporting documents:

2.2

PTN 2 - Letter from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee to Audit Wales: Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill – section 118 - 27 October 2020

Supporting documents:

2.12

PTN 3 - Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to the Llywydd: Scrutiny of Covid-19 regulations - 22 October 2020

Supporting documents:

2.4

PTN 4 - Letter from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales to the Minister for Health and Social Services: NHS Complaints data - 27 October 2020

Supporting documents:

(14.30-15.30)

3.

Oversight of the Wales Audit Office – Scrutiny of the Estimate 2021-22 and Interim Report: Evidence session

Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales 

Lindsay Foyster, Chair of the Wales Audit Office 

Nicola Evans, Head of Finance, Audit Wales

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-20-20 P1 - Estimate of Income and Expenses for Audit Wales for the year ended 31 March 2022

FIN(5)-20-20 P2 - Supporting information for the Estimate of Income and Expenses for Audit Wales for the year ended 31 March 2022

FIN(5)-20-20 P3 - Interim Report – An assessment of progress made against our 2020-21 Annual Plan during the period 1 April to 30 September 2020

FIN(5)-20-20 P4 - Letter from Audit Wales - Finance Committee Annual Scrutiny of the Wales Audit Office - 1 October 2020

Research Brief

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales; Lindsay Foyster, Chair of the Wales Audit Office; and Nicola Evans, Head of Finance, Audit Wales on the Scrutiny of the Estimate 2021-22 and Interim Report.

 

(15.40-16.40)

4.

Welsh Government Second Supplementary Budget 2020-21: Evidence session

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury

Matthew Denham-Jones, Deputy Director Financial Controls

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-20-20 P5 – Welsh Government Second Supplementary Budget 2020-21

FIN(5)-20-20 P6 – Main expenditure group allocations

FIN(5)-20-20 P7 – Explanatory Note

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury; and Matthew Denham-Jones, Deputy Director Financial Controls on the Welsh Government Second Supplementary Budget 2020-21.

 

4.2 The Minister agreed to ask the Minister for Health and Social Services to write to the Committee with:

 

·         a more detailed breakdown on the £800 million stabilisation package to help the Welsh NHS respond to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and

·         a note on the ‘Test’ element of the Welsh Government’s ‘Test, Trace and Protect’ strategy, in particular, any likely changes to the ‘Test’ strategy and funding allocation in the near future.

(16.40-17.00)

5.

UK Internal Market Bill: Evidence session

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury

Matthew Denham-Jones, Deputy Director Financial Controls

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-20-20 (p8) Legal advice note

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury; and Matthew Denham-Jones, Deputy Director Financial Controls on the UK Internal Market Bill.

(17.00)

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and for items 1 and 2 at the Committee meeting on 9 November

Minutes:

6. The Committee agreed to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting.

(17.00-17.10)

7.

UK Internal Market Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum.

(17.10-17.20)

8.

Welsh Government Second Supplementary Budget 2020-21: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(17.20-17.30)

9.

Oversight of the Wales Audit Office – Scrutiny of the Estimate 2021-22 and Interim Report: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.