Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 18/10/2021 - Llywydd's Committee

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(10.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

 

1.2 Apologies had been received from Joyce Watson for whom Rhianon Passmore was substituting.

 

1.3 There were no declarations of interest.

 

1.4 Although Plenary proceedings this week would observe a moment’s silence in memory of Sir David Amess MP, the Chair wished to express the committees condolences.

(10.35 - 11.30)

2.

Scrutiny of the Electoral Commission's financial estimate 2022/23 and five year plan

Dame Elan Closs Stephens CBE – Electoral Commissioner, Wales

Bob Posner – Chief Executive, Electoral Commission

Kieran Rix – Director, Finance and Corporate Services, Electoral Commission

Rhydian Thomas – Head of Electoral Commission, Wales, Electoral Commission

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Chair welcomed the Electoral Commission to the meeting and thanked them for submitting their financial estimate for the financial year 2022-23 and five-year plan ahead of schedule.

 

2.2 The Committee scrutinised the Electoral Commission on their financial estimate for 2022-23 and their five-year Corporate plan.

 

2.3 The Committee noted a memorandum from the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Electoral Commission’s progress in engaging with young voters in Wales, an issue of particular interest to the Senedd following the lowering of the voting age for Senedd and local government elections in Wales.

 

2.4        The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister on the estimate and plan as part of the consultation required under paragraph 16A(8)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

3.

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

Minutes:

3.1 The motion to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting under Standing Order 17.42(vi) was agreed.

(11.30 - 12.30)

4.

Scrutiny of the Electoral Commission's financial estimate 2022/23 and five year plan: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.