Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Owain Roberts 

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Transcript: Transcript for 24/11/2021 - Finance Committee

Items
Note No. Item

In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair has determined that the public are excluded from the Committee's meeting in order to protect public health. This meeting will be broadcast live on www.senedd.tv

Private pre-meeting - Informal (10.15-10.30)

(10.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the hybrid meeting of the Finance Committee.

(10.30)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes of the meeting held on 10 and 19 November 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The papers were noted.

2.1

PTN 1 - Information from the Minister for Finance and Local Government regarding the Committee’s inquiry into a legislative budget process - November 2021

Supporting documents:

2.2

PTN 2 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Finance Ministers’ Quadrilateral Meeting – 9 November 2021

Supporting documents:

2.3

PTN 3 - Senedd Commission response to the Committee's report on Scrutiny of the Senedd Commission Draft Budget 2022-23 - 10 November 2021

Supporting documents:

(10.30-11.30)

3.

Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill - Evidence session

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and the Welsh Language

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

Zenny Saunders, Deputy Director PCET Reform

 

Supporting documents:

Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Research Service brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and the Welsh Language; Huw Morris, Director of Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning; and Zenny Saunders, Deputy Director PCET Reform, on the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill.

 

3.2 The Minister for Education and the Welsh Language agreed to provide further financial information on the Bill.

(11.30)

4.

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

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(11.30-11.40)

5.

Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence and agreed to write to the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language requesting further information.

Technical break (11.40-11.45)

(11.45-12.15)

6.

Audit Wales - Travel and Subsistence review

Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales

Lindsay Foyster, Chair of the Wales Audit Office

Nicola Evans, Head of Finance, Audit Wales

 

Supporting documents:

FIN(6)-11-21 P1 - Letter from Audit Wales: Update on the Travel and Subsistence review, and the Five year Strategic Plan – 1 November 2021

FIN(6)-11-21 P2 – Draft Supplementary Estimate 2021-22

Research Service brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee took evidence from Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales; Lindsay Foyster, Chair of the Wales Audit Office; and Nicola Evans, Head of Finance, Audit Wales on the Travel and Subsistence review.

 

(12.15-12.25)

7.

Audit Wales - Travel and Subsistence review: Consideration of the session

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence.

(12.25-12.30)

8.

Consideration of Forward Work Programme

Supporting documents:

FIN(6)-11-21 P3 – Forward Work Programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the Forward Work Programme.