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Transcript: Transcript for 21/05/2020 - Finance Committee

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(14:00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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

(14:00)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The minutes were noted.

(14:00-15:00)

3.

COVID-19: Evidence session with the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury

 

Supporting papers:

Paper 1 - Response from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd - Financial response to COVID-19 pandemic - 24 April 2020

Paper 2 - Response from the Secretary of State for Wales, COVID-19: Support for Wales - 9 April 2020

Research Brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting; and Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury on the financial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(15:00)

4.

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

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(15:00-15:20)

5.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(15:20-15:30)

6.

Senedd Commission's First Supplementary Budget 2020-21

Supporting paper:

Paper 3 - Senedd Commission's First Supplementary Budget 2020-21

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered and noted the First Supplementary Budget 2020-21 request from the Senedd Commission.

 

6.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Senedd Commission to request information on the financial implications of COVID-19 on its budget.

(15:30-15:40)

7.

Public Services Ombudsman for Wales's First Supplementary Budget 2020-21

Supporting paper:

Paper 4 - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales's First Supplementary Budget 2020-21

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered and noted the First Supplementary Budget 2020-21 request from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.

 

7.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Public Services Ombudsman to request information on the financial implications of COVID-19 on his budget.

(15:40-15:50)

8.

Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2021-22: Approach to scrutiny

Supporting paper:

Paper 5 – Approach to scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered its approach to scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22. In light of the current social restrictions due to Covid-19, Members agreed to undertake online engagement initiatives to include stakeholders and the general public in their scrutiny of the draft budget, in place of a Stakeholder Event. In addition, the Committee agreed to write to the Business Committee and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd to request a Committee-proposed debate prior to the summer recess on the Welsh Government’s spending priorities. It is intended that the outcome of the online engagement will inform the debate. 

 

 

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