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Transcript: Transcript for 21/09/2020 - Finance Committee

Items
Note 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 Apologies were received from Siân Gwenllian MS.

 

(14.30)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes were noted.

(14.30-15.30)

3.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill: Evidence session

Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education

Georgina Haarhoff, Deputy Director, Curriculum

Sara James, Head of Schools Research, Knowledge and Analytical Services

Andrew Hobden, Economist, Economic Advice Division

 

Supporting papers: 

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill 

Explanatory Memorandum  

FIN(5)16-20 P1 - Letter to the Minister for Education from the Children, Young People and Education Committee – financial information – 22 July 2020 

FIN(5)16-20 P2 – Letter from the Minister for Education – response to the Children, Young People and Education Committee – 4 August 2020 

FIN(5)16-20 P3 – Letter from the Minister for Education – 1 September 2020 

Research Brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education; Georgina Haarhoff, Deputy Director, Curriculum, Bill - Senior Research Officer; Sara James, Head of Schools Research, Knowledge and Analytical Services; and Andrew Hobden, Economist, Economic Advice Division on the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill.

(15.45-17.00)

4.

Oversight of the Wales Audit Office – Scrutiny of the Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20 and the Annual Plan 2020-21: Evidence session

Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales

Isobel Everett, Chair of the Wales Audit Office Board, Audit Wales

Kevin Thomas, Executive Director Corporate Services, Audit Wales

 

Supporting papers: 

FIN(5)-16-20 P4 – Audit Wales’ Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20  

FIN(5)-16-20 P5 - Wales Audit Office – Audit Findings Report – Year Ended 31 March 2020  

FIN(5)-16-20 P6 - Audit Wales - Annual Plan 2020-21 

FIN(5)-16-20 P7 - RSM UK Tax and Accounting Limited - Value for Money Review of the Wales Audit Office’s Travel and Subsistence arrangements  

FIN(5)-16-20 P8 – Valedictory letter from Chair of the Wales Audit Office  

Research Brief

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales; Isobel Everett, Chair of the Wales Audit Office Board, Audit Wales; and Kevin Thomas, Executive Director Corporate Services, Audit Wales on the Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20 and the Annual Plan 2020-21.

 

4.2 Audit Wales agreed to provide further details on the calculation of the payback period for the management restructure.

(17.00)

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1 The motion was agreed.

(17.00-17.15)

6.

Oversight of the Wales Audit Office – Scrutiny of the Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20 and the Annual Plan 2020-21: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(17.15-17.30)

7.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

 

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