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Transcript: Transcript for 13/07/2020 - Finance Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(14.00)

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  Apologies were received from Mark Reckless MS.

(14.00)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2020

Minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

PTN1 - Letter from the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee to the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language - First Supplementary Budget 2020-21 - 17 June 2020

Supporting documents:

2.2

PTN2 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd - Finance Ministers’ Quadrilateral meetings - 19 June 2020

Supporting documents:

2.3

PTN3 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd - First Supplementary Budget 2020-21: Action points from the meeting on 4 June 2020 - 22 June 2020

Supporting documents:

2.4

PTN4 - Letter from the Minister for Education - Additional ALN funding for the FE sector - 23 June 2020

Supporting documents:

2.5

PTN 5 - Letter from the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee to the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition- Regional investment policy in Wales after Brexit – 25 June 2020

Supporting documents:

2.6

PTN 6 - Letter from Minister for Finance and Trefnydd - UK Contingencies Fund - 3 July 2020

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2.7

PTN 7 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd to the Chancellor of the Exchequer: Summer economic update - 3 July 2020

Supporting documents:

2.8

PTN 8 - Letter from the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales to the Chancellor of the Exchequer: Job Retention Scheme and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme - 4 June 2020

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2.9

PTN9 - Letter from the Senedd Commission: Legislation Software Project Update - 7 July 2020

Supporting documents:

(14.05)

3.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from items 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10

Minutes:

3.1 The motion was agreed.

(14.05-14.20)

4.

Inquiry into a legislative budget process: Consideration of draft report

Supporting paper:

Paper 1 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the draft report.

(14.20-14.30)

5.

Appointment of Non-Executive Members and Chair of the Wales Audit Office Board: Consideration of draft report

Supporting papers:

Paper 2 – Draft report

Paper 3 – Letter from the First Minister - Remuneration arrangements for the Chair of the Wales Audit Office – 22 June 2020

Paper 4 – Letter from Director of Corporate Services, Welsh Government - Remuneration arrangements for Non-Executive Members of the Wales Audit Office – 25 June 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed the draft report.

(14.30-14.40)

6.

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Approach to scrutiny

Supporting papers:

Paper 5 – Approach to scrutiny

Paper 6 – Draft consultation letter

Paper 7 – Letter from Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Timing of the Draft Budget 2021-22 – 2 July 2020

Paper 8 -  Letter from the Business Committee – Proposed timetable for the Draft Budget 2021-22– 8 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered its approach to scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s forthcoming draft budget 2021-22.

(14.40-14.50)

7.

Consideration of the Committee's forward work programme

Supporting paper:

Paper 9 – Forward work programme: Autumn

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered its forward work programme for the Autumn term.

(14.50-15.00)

8.

Consideration of responses from Directly Funded Bodies: Financial impact of COVID-19

Supporting papers:

Paper 10 – Letter from the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales – 3 July 2020

Paper 11 – Letter from the Senedd Commission – 7 July 2020

Paper 12 – Letter from Audit Wales – 7 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee noted the correspondence from the directly funded bodies.

(15.15-16.15)

9.

COVID-19: Evidence session with Rt. Hon Simon Hart MP, Secretary of State for Wales

Rt. Hon Simon Hart MP, Secretary of State for Wales

Geth Williams, Deputy Director of Constitution, Wales Office

 

Supporting papers:

Paper 13 – Letter from the Secretary of State for Wales - COVID-19: Support for Wales – 9 April 2020

Research Brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee took evidence from the Rt Hon. Simon Hart MP, Secretary of State for Wales and Geth Williams, Deputy Director of Constitution, Wales Office on the financial response to COVID-19.

 

9.2 The Committee requested details of HM Treasury’s calculations in relation to the £500 million COVID-19 funding for Wales, announced by the Chancellor in the Summer Economic Update.

(16.15-16.25)

10.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

 

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