Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 24/02/2021 - Finance Committee

Items
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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 Nick Ramsay MS has left the Committee and thanked him for his contribution to the Committee’s work.

1.3        The Chair welcomed Mark Isherwood MS as a new member of the Committee.

(09:30)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes of the meeting held on 8 January 2021.

Minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2021.

Minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2021.

Minutes of the meeting held on 20 January 2021.

Minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2021.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

PTN 1 - Annual Scrutiny of the Wales Audit Office: Audit Wales' response to the Committee's recommendations - 22 January 2021

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2.2

PTN 2 - Letter from Audit Wales - Wales Audit Office Supplementary Estimate 2020-21 - 27 January 2021

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2.3

PTN 3 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Information on financial transactions capital and Wales Barnett formula consequentials – 21 January 2021

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2.4

PTN 4 - Welsh Government's Second supplementary budget – Welsh Government response – 19 January 2021

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2.5

PTN 5 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd - Land Transaction Tax (LTT) non-residential rates and thresholds – 2 February 2021

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2.6

PTN 6 - Letter from the Chair of External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee to the Secretary of State for Wales: UK Shared Prosperity Fund - 2 February 2021

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2.7

PTN 7 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Modelling work for free school meals - 9 February 2021

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2.8

PTN 8 - Letter from Hafal: Scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22 - 17 February 2021

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(09:30 - 11:00)

3.

Welsh Government Third Supplementary Budget 2020-21

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Welsh Treasury

Gawain Evans, Director of Finance

Matthew Denham-Jones, Deputy Director, Financial Controls

 

Supporting papers:

 

FIN(5)-06-21 P1 – Welsh Government Third Supplementary Budget 2020-21

FIN(5)-06-21 P2 – Main expenditure group allocations

FIN(5)-06-21 P3 – Explanatory note

FIN(5)-06-21 P4 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Approach and timing of Welsh Government Third Supplementary Budget 2020-21 – 1 Feb 2021

FIN(5)-06-21 P5 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: UK Contingencies Fund - 10 February 2021

Research brief

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Andrew Jeffreys, Director, Welsh Treasury;

Gawain Evans, Director of Finance; and Matthew Denham-Jones, Deputy Director, Financial Controls on the Welsh Government Third Supplementary Budget 2020-21.

 

3.2 The Minister agreed to provide:

- Further detail via the Minister for Health and Social Services on the work being undertaken to improve information sharing between primary and secondary health care services.

- Further information via the Minister for Housing and Local Government on the Local Authority Hardship Fund, specifically the formula relating to local authority lost savings as a result of the pandemic.

- Further detail on the funding that has been allocated to support business during the pandemic.

(11:00)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(11:00 - 11:20)

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(11:20 - 11:30)

6.

Consideration of Audit Wales Fee Scheme 2021-22

Supporting papers:

 

FIN(5)-06-21 P6 - Audit Wales Fee Scheme 2021-22

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee approved the Audit Wales Fee Scheme 2021-22, under Standing Orders 18.10(x) in accordance with section 24(7) of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013.

(11:30 - 11:45)

7.

Consideration of Forward Work Programme paper

Supporting papers:

 

FIN(5)-06-21 P7 Forward Work Programme paper

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Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered its forward work programme.