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Transcript: Transcript for 03/08/2020 - Public Accounts Committee - Fifth Senedd

Items
Note No. Item

(13.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed the Members to the meeting.

(13.30)

2.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

2.1 The paper was noted.

2a

Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Letter from the Welsh Government (14 July 2020)

Supporting documents:

(13.35 - 14.40)

3.

Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Evidence session with the Welsh Government

Research Briefing

 

Tracey Burke – Director General, Education & Public Services Group, Welsh Government

Ruth Conway - Deputy Director Support for Learners Division, Welsh Government

Nicola Edwards - Deputy Director, Childcare, Play and Early Years Division, Welsh Government

Chris Jones - Deputy Director – Support for Learners

Kevin Palmer – Deputy Director, Pedagogy, Leadership and Professional Learning, Welsh Government

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee questioned Tracey Burke, Ruth Conway, Nicola Edwards, Chris Jones and Kevin Palmer as part of their Inquiry into COVID-19 on the impacts for education services.

3.2 Tracey Burke agreed to send additional information on a number of points.

(14.40)

4.

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

Items 5, 6 & 7

Minutes:

4.1 The motion was agreed.

(14.50 - 15.50)

5.

Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Evidence session with the Senedd Commission

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-16-20 Paper 1 – Letter from the Chair, Finance Committee to the Senedd Commission - Financial implications of COVID-19 pandemic, 4 June 2020 

PAC(5)-16-20 Paper 2 - Response from the Senedd Commission to the Chair, Finance Committee - Financial implications of COVID-19 pandemic, 7 July 2020 

 

Manon Antoniazzi - Chief Executive and Clerk of the Senedd

Nia Morgan – Director of Finance

Lowri Williams - Head of Human Resource and Inclusion Services

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee questioned Manon Antoniazzi, Nia Morgan and Lowri Williams as part of their Inquiry into COVID-19 on the impacts for the Senedd Commission.

(15.50 - 16.00)

6.

Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Consideration of evidence received

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(16.00 - 16.30)

7.

Forward work programme - Autumn 2020

PAC(5)-16-20 Paper 3 – Forward work programme

PAC(5)-16-20 Paper 4 - Statutory reports of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015: Initial inquiry scoping document

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Members considered and agreed the Autumn 2020 work programme but asked that it remained flexible to enable the Committee to react to issues as they emerge.

7.2 The Members considered and discussed the paper on the forthcoming inquiry on the Statutory Report of the Well-being and Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and asked for a further paper early in September.