Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 11/02/2021 - Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Dai Lloyd MS, Llyr Gruffydd MS and Mike Hedges MS.

 

Bethan Sayed MS and Mick Antoniw MS declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

 

  • Bethan Sayed’s husband has utilised the Cultural Recovery Fund available for freelancers; and
  • Mick Antoinw’s son has utilised the Cultural Recovery Fund available for freelancers.

 

In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that he had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

(14.00-15.20)

2.

The Welsh Government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic and recovery

Rt. Hon Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales

Andrew Goodall, Chief Executive NHS Wales & Director General of Health & Social Services

Minutes:

The Chair asked Dr Andrew Goodall to pass on the Committee’s gratitude to all staff working for the NHS throughout the current pandemic.

 

The Committee scrutinised the First Minister on the current actions being taken in relation to Covid-19.

(15.30-16.30)

3.

Issues related to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union

Rt. Hon Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales

Des Clifford, Director General - Office of the First Minister

Minutes:

The Committee scrutinised the First Minister on the current actions being taken in relation to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

4.

Paper(s) to note

4.1

The Welsh Government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic and recovery: Correspondence from the Finance Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence and raised the issue with the First Minister during item two of today’s agenda.

5.

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

Item 6

Minutes:

The motion was agreed.

(16.30-16.50)

6.

Discussion of previous evidence session

Minutes:

The Committee discussed the evidence received during the previous evidence sessions and agreed to write to the First Minister to ask for analysis of the support available to businesses in UK nations to be published and provided to the Committee.

Chair's closing remarks

As this was the final scheduled meeting for the Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister of the Fifth Senedd the Chair thanked the Committee members for their work on the Committee, the First Minister and his officials for their engagement with the Committee’s work, and the secretariat for supporting the work of the Committee.