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Transcript: Transcript for 14/02/2020 - Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister - Fifth Senedd

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked staff at Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Dur for their hospitality and assistance in organising the meeting, and the pupils for their engagement and proposing questions for the First Minister.


Apologies were received from Mick Antoniw and Bethan Sayed.


Climate change and the Climate Emergency declaration

Rt. Hon Mark Drakeford, AM - First Minister of Wales

John Howells, Welsh Government

Andrew Slade, Welsh Government

Christine Wheeler, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:


The Committee scrutinised the First Minister on the Welsh Government’s actions to tackle climate change following it’s declaration of a Climate Emergency.


Ministerial Scrutiny Session - Topical Matters

Rt. Hon Mark Drakeford, AM - First Minister of Wales



Members asked the First Minister questions on topical matters.


The First Minister agreed to provide further information about a delay in issuing new bus passes to older people in Wales


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

Item 5


The motion was agreed.


Discussion of previous evidence session


The Committee discussed the evidence from the previous sessions and agreed to write to the First Minister to seek further information about a number of issues, including the availability of fast chargers for electric vehicles and how the Welsh Governments budget-setting process plays a role in delivering decarbonisation.