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Record of Proceedings

(14.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1       The Chair welcomed Committee Members to the meeting.

1.2       There were no apologies.

(14.00 - 14.05)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

The strategic approach of councils to income generation and charging: Additional information from the Welsh Government (21 February 2017)

Supporting documents:

2.2

The strategic approach of councils to income generation and charging: Additional information from the Welsh Local Government Association (February 2017)

Supporting documents:

2.3

The strategic approach of councils to income generation and charging: Additional information from the City and County of Cardiff (February 2017)

Supporting documents:

(14.05 - 15.15)

3.

Medicines Management: Evidence Session with the Welsh Government

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-08-17 Paper 1 – Welsh Government’s response to the Auditor General for Wales’ Report  on Managing Medicines in Primary and Secondary Care

 

Dr Andrew Goodall - Director General/NHS Chief Executive

Andrew Evans - Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Welsh Government

Jean White - Chief Nursing Officer, Welsh Government

Alan Brace - Director of Finance, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General/NHS Chief Executive; Andrew Evans, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer; Professor Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer; and Alan Brace, Director of Finance, Welsh Government as part of its inquiry into medicines management.

3.2 Dr Goodall agreed to undertake an evaluation on the numbers of wards using automatic medicine vending of medicines and will also look to clarify tensions in the system at the same time.

3.3 The Committee agreed to take further evidence from health boards in the summer term.

(15.15)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

Items 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(15:25 - 15:35)

5.

Medicines Management: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

5.1 Members considered the evidence received.

(15.35 - 16.00)

6.

Coastal flood and erosion risk management in Wales: Consideration of draft report

PAC(5)-08-17 Paper 2 – draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee deferred considering the draft report until the next meeting.

(16.00 - 16.15)

7.

Natural Resources Wales Annual Accounts 2015-16: Update from the Auditor General for Wales

Minutes:

7.1 The Auditor General for Wales gave an oral update on the latest position regarding Natural Resources Wales’ Annual Accounts 2015-16.

(16.15 - 16.30)

8.

Local Authority Funding of Third Sector Services: Auditor General for Wales Report

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-08-17 Paper 3 – Auditor General for Wales Report

PAC(5)-08-17 Paper 4 – Welsh Government response to the Auditor General for Wales’s Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee received a briefing on the Auditor General for Wales’ report on his recent report on Local Authority Funding of Third Sector Services.

8.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government outlining concerns about appropriate use of procurement for third sector services. On receipt of his response, the Committee will return to this issue.

 

(16.30 - 16.45)

9.

Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils 2015-16: Auditor General for Wales Report

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-08-17 Paper 5 – Auditor General for Wales Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee received a briefing on the Auditor General for Wales’ report on his recent report on Financial Management and Governance in Community Councils 2015-16.

9.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government expressing their concern at weaknesses in financial management and governance across the sector and invite his observations on the Auditor General’s findings. On receipt of his response, the Committee will return to this issue.

(16.45 - 17.00)

10.

The Governance Challenges posed by indirectly provided, publicly funded services in Wales: Auditor General for Wales’ Discussion Paper

PAC(5)-8-17 Paper 6 – Letter from the Auditor General for Wales to the Committee Chair (14 February 2017)

PAC(5)-8-17 Paper 7 – Auditor General for Wales’ Discussion Paper

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee received a briefing on the Auditor General for Wales’ report on his discussion paper on The Governance Challenges posed by indirectly provided, publicly funded services in Wales.

10.2 The Committee noted the paper and agreed to seek an update from the AGW in the autumn term.

 

 

 

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