Concise Minutes - Public Accounts Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 7 October 2019

Meeting time: 13.15 - 15.00
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5625


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Nick Ramsay AM (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Gareth Bennett AM

Vikki Howells AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Adam Price AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Witnesses:

Gawain Evans, Welsh Government

Peter Kennedy, Welsh Government

Shan Morgan, Welsh Government

David Richards, Welsh Government

Wales Audit Office:

Adrian Crompton – Auditor General for Wales

Alison Butler

Mike Usher

Committee Staff:

Fay Bowen (Clerk)

Lowri Barrance (Deputy Clerk)

Joanne McCarthy (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed the Members to the meeting. There were no apologies.

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2       Paper(s) to note

2.1 The Committee considered and noted the Welsh Government’s response and agreed to request a comprehensive update on progress made against the recommendations in July 2020.

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2.1   Primary care out-of-hours services: Consideration of the Welsh Government Response to the Committee's Report

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3       Scrutiny of Accounts 2018-19: Welsh Government - General scrutiny of accounts

3.1 The Committee received evidence from Shan Morgan - Permanent Secretary, Gawain Evans - Director of Finance, Peter Kennedy - HR Director and David Richards - Director of Governance and Ethics, Welsh Government on the scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Consolidated Accounts 2018-19.

2.2 The Permanent Secretary agreed to:

·         Send a note regarding the Welsh Government’s Non-Executive Directors being able to take on additional roles in addition to their agreed terms;

·         Advise of additional payments made to Non-Executive Directors made in the 2018-19 financial year;

·         Provide more information on loans and investments awarded during the 2018-19 financial year; and

·         Send a note on the underspend which occurred in the capital budget for Gypsies and Travellers.

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4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting.

4.1 The motion was agreed.

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5       Scrutiny of Accounts: Consideration of evidence received

5.1 Members considered the evidence received.

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