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Transcript: Transcript for 22/01/2018 - Public Accounts Committee - Fifth Senedd

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1       The Chair welcomed the Members to Committee.

1.2       Apologies were received from Rhianon Passmore AM.

(15.00 - 15.05)


Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:


2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1 Lee Waters AM asked for a correction to be made to point 4.2 of the minutes from 15 January 2018.

(15.05 - 16.15)


The Welsh Government’s Supporting People Programme: Evidence Session 5

Research briefing

PAC(5)-02-18 Paper 1 – Paper from the Welsh Government


Tracey Burke - Director General for Education and Public Services

John Howells – Director, Housing and Regeneration



Supporting documents:


3.1 The Committee received evidence from Tracey Burke, Director General for Education and Public Services, Jo-Anne Daniels, Director, Communities and tackling Poverty, John Howells, Director, Housing and Regeneration, and Emma Williams, Deputy Director, Housing Policy as part of its inquiry into The Welsh Government’s Supporting People Programme.

3.2 Tracey Burke agreed to:

·       Check whether third sector organisations were invited to participate in the stakeholder engagement workshops during the development of the Pathfinder project

·       Send a list of the ten grants which form the proposed single integrated grant




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

Items 5 & 6


4.1 The motion was agreed.

(16.15 - 16.30)


The Welsh Government’s Supporting People Programme: Consideration of evidence received


5.1 Members considered the evidence received and agreed that a short report should be prepared.

5.2 It was agreed that the areas of questions regarding the Auditor General’s Report on Homelessness which were not reached, should be sent to the Welsh Government in writing.

(16.30 - 17.00)


The Welsh Government's initial funding of the Circuit of Wales Project: Consideration of Welsh Government Response

PAC(5)-02-18 Paper 2 – Letter from the Chair to the Permanent Secretary (14 December 2017)

PAC(5)-02-18 Paper 3 – Letter from the Permanent Secretary to the Chair (16 January 2018)


Supporting documents:


6.1 Members considered the correspondence received on the Circuit of Wales project and the majority view of the Committee was to hold an oral session with the Permanent Secretary on 5 February.