Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Tŷ Hywel. View directions

Contact: Owain Roberts 

Media

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Transcript: Transcript for 13/10/2021 - 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 (09.15-09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

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

 

1.2 Apologies were received from Rhianon Passmore MS.

(09.30 - 11.00)

2.

Public Services Ombudsman for Wales (PSOW) - Scrutiny of Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21, and Estimate 2022-23: Evidence session

Nick Bennett, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

Chris Vinestock, Chief Operating Officer & Director of Improvement

Katrin Shaw, Chief Legal Adviser & Director of Investigations

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(6)-07-21 P1 - Letter from the Public Services Ombudsman: Estimates 2022/23 and Supplementary Budget 2021/22 – 28 September 2021

FIN(6)-07-21 P2 - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales: Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21

FIN(6)-07-21 P3 - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales Estimate for the Financial Year 2022-23

Research Service: Background paper

Research Service Brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Nick Bennett, Public Services Ombudsman for Wales; Chris Vinestock, Chief Operating Officer & Director of Improvement; and Katrin Shaw, Chief Legal Adviser & Director of Investigations on the PSOW’s Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21, and Estimate 2022-23.

(11.00)

3.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of this meeting and the meeting on 18 October 2021.

Minutes:

3.1 The motion was agreed.

(11.00 - 11.15)

4.

Public Services Ombudsman for Wales - Scrutiny of Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21, and Estimate 2022-23: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(11.15-12.00)

5.

Informal briefing: Understanding the financial position in Wales

David Phillips, Associate Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies

Dr Ed Poole, Senior Lecturer, Wales Governance Centre

Guto Ifan, Research Associate, Wales Governance Centre

 

Supporting papers:

Research Service: Background paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received a briefing from David Phillips, Associate Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies; Dr Ed Poole, Senior Lecturer, Wales Governance Centre; and Guto Ifan, Research Associate, Wales Governance Centre.

(12.00 - 12.15)

6.

Oversight of Audit Wales - External Audit Services of the Wales Audit Office's Accounts

Kevin Thomas, Executive Director of Corporate Services, Audit Wales

Laurie Davies, Head of Business Services, Audit Wales

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(6)-07-21 P4 - External Audit Services of the Wales Audit Office's Accounts: Approach to procurement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed its approach to the procurement of the external auditors of the Wales Audit Office.