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Transcript: Transcript for 08/01/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

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(09.45)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members, there were no apologies.

(09.45 - 11.00)

2.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020 - 2021

Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education

Huw Morris, Group Director Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning

Steve Davies, Director Education Directorate

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee scrutinised the Minister on the Welsh Government draft budget.

2.2 The Minister agreed to provide in writing, following the session, the information below:

  • details of the amount of the allocation for education contained within the Local Government Revenue Support Grant 2020-21, with a breakdown that includes details of how much is intended to cover the increased costs of teachers’ pay and pensions and how much remains to provide a genuine uplift to schools. The Committee also requests confirmation from the Minister of:

­   the amount of Barnett consequential funding for 2020-21 that the Welsh Government has received from the UK Government  which is attributable to increases in education spending in England;

­   how much additional funding the Welsh Government has provided for education, including a breakdown of how much has been put into the local government settlement and how much is being channelled through the Education MEG

  • detail of how the Welsh Government will monitor the expenditure arising from the £15 million allocated to fund teachers’ learning and professional development in preparation for the new curriculum;   
  • confirmation of the date by which information about the various allocations within the Welsh Government Draft Budget for research and innovation, to include detail of the amount of private funding that is expected to be leveraged, will be available (NB it was confirmed that this information will be provided once available) – the Committee will share this information with the EIS Committee given its relevance to that Committee’s portfolio
  • further detail about the findings of the Welsh Government’s internal review of how the £100m allocated to improving school standards throughout this Assembly is being spent and how these findings influenced budget allocations in 2019-20 and 2020-21

·         Due to time constraints the Committee was unable to ask a question about funding for Minority Ethnic and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller learners but has requested a response in writing.

 

 

(11.10 - 12.25)

3.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft budget 2020 - 2021

Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services

Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Jo-Anne Daniels, Director of Mental Health, Vulnerable Groups & NHS Governance

Albert Heaney, Director of Social Services and Integration

Professor Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee scrutinised the Minister and Deputy Minister on the Welsh Government draft budget.

3.2 The Minister and Deputy Minister agreed to provide in writing, following the session, the information below:

  • an update on the Welsh Government’s findings from its exploratory work with the Future Generations Commissioner’s Office to explore Social Impact Bonds as an outcomes-based investment model to reduce entry into care for Looked After Children, once that work is completed;  
  • confirmation of where exactly in this year’s Strategic Integrated Impact Assessment there is detail about the “clear consideration of the impact of budgetary decisions on children’s rights” referred to in the Welsh Government’s written evidence for this session; 
  • a list of projects that are receiving funding under the childcare offer for co-located Foundation Phase and Childcare Offer provision;   
  • a copy of the letter issued to Play Wales outlining the remit associated with its funding in the last financial year, and an indication of what will be expected to be delivered from the funding it is allocated in the Draft Budget 2020-21; 
  • further details of the purposes for which the Welsh Government has allocated £2.3 million in its Draft Budget 2020-21 to local authorities for adoption services, and further detail about its response to concerns raised by Adoption UK Wales about the impact on support services of its unsuccessful bid for Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant funding for 2020-21.

 

 

(12.25)

4.

Papers to note

All papers to note are provided in a separate supplementary pack.

 

CYPE(5)-01-20 - Papers to note 1 - 13

Minutes:

4.1 The papers were noted.

4.2 The Committee agreed to consider in more detail paper to note 9 (Letter from the Chair of the Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform) at next week’s meeting.

 

 

4.1

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services - additional information following the meeting on 6 November

Supporting documents:

4.2

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services - Children's Rights Impact Assessments (CRIAs)

Supporting documents:

4.3

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport - Learner Travel Guidance

Supporting documents:

4.4

Paper from Dr David Dallimore regarding Early Childhood Education and Care in Wales

Supporting documents:

4.5

Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services - Together for Children and Young People NHS Programme

Supporting documents:

4.6

Letter from the Minister for Education - Elective Home Education

Supporting documents:

4.7

Letter from the Minister for Education - Update on the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) programme

Supporting documents:

4.8

Letter from the Chair to the Welsh Government - The emotional and mental health of children and young people - next steps for Mind over Matter

Supporting documents:

4.9

Letter from the Chair of the Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform - Potential implications for Assembly committees

Supporting documents:

4.11

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services - Update on Perinatal Mental Health

Supporting documents:

4.10

Letter from the Minister for Education - Update on training in the education sector from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Hub

Supporting documents:

4.12

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services - Update on Stage 3 amendments to the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

4.13

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services to Strategic Implementation Group - Update on Stage 3 amendments to the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

(12.25)

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1 The Motion was agreed.

(12.25 - 12.45)

6.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft budget 2020 - 2021 - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the Ministerial scrutiny sessions.

 

 

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