Meetings

Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 18/01/2021 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 4a)

4a Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Letter from the Auditor General for Wales (15 December 2020)

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Meeting: 30/11/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 3)

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

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 30/11/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

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

Research Briefing

 

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

Steve Davies – Director, Education Directorate

Ruth Conway - Deputy Director Support for Learners Division

Kevin Palmer – Deputy Director Pedagogy, Leadership and Professional Learning

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

John Howells - Director Climate Change, Energy and Planning

Richard Baker - Deputy Director Land Division

Reg Kilpatrick - Director General, Covid Crisis Coordination

Judith Cole - Deputy Director, Local Government Finance & Workforce Partnership Division

 

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee questioned Tracey Burke - Director General, Education & Public Services Group, Welsh Government as part of their inquiry into COVID-19 on the impacts for education services and local government.

 

2.2 Tracey Burke agreed to:

·         send a note on the most recent percentage of learners attending school; and

·         an update on work undertaken to assist learners from the Gypsy and Traveller Community, since her letter of 8 September 2020.


Meeting: 09/11/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Letter from the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee (22 October 2020)

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Meeting: 09/11/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 4)

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

Research Briefing

PAC(5)-22-20 Paper 1 – Letter from the Welsh Government (3 November 2020)

 

Dr Andrew Goodall - Director General HSS and NHS Chief Executive

Alan Brace - Director of Finance, Welsh Government

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Minutes:

4.1 The Committee questioned Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General HSS and NHS Chief Executive on the current position regarding Covid-19 and its impact on health issues.

4.2 Dr Goodall agreed to send further information on a number of issues raised.


Meeting: 12/10/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee in relation to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Minutes:

4.5.a. The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee in relation to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Meeting: 28/09/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Letter from the Welsh Government (9 September 2020)

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Meeting: 14/09/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Letter from the Welsh Government (27 August 2020)

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Meeting: 03/08/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 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.


Meeting: 03/08/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

2 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)

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Meeting: 03/08/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 5)

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

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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.


Meeting: 03/08/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 3)

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.


Meeting: 06/07/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Impacts for the Welsh Government

Research Briefing

 

Shan Morgan – Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government

Dr Andrew Goodall - Chief Executive NHS Wales & Director General of Health & Social Services, Welsh Government

Andrew Slade – Director General, Economy, Skills & Natural Resources Group, Welsh Government

Gawain Evans – Director of Finance, Welsh Government

Andrew Jeffreys – Director Treasury, Welsh Government

David Richards – Director of Governance, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee questioned Shan Morgan – Permanent Secretary at the Welsh Government, Dr Andrew Goodall, Andrew Slade, Andrew Jeffreys, Gawain Evans and David Richards as part of their Inquiry into COVID-19 on the impacts for the Welsh Government.

2.2 Dr Andrew Goodall agreed to send further information on the evaluation mechanism for the contact tracing system – Test, Trace and Protect.

2.3 The Chair advised the Permanent Secretary that he would write with areas of questioning that were not reached in the session.


Meeting: 06/07/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 4)

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

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 22/06/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 4)

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

Minutes:

4.1 Members considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 22/06/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: COVID-19: impacts for the Welsh Government's Education and Public Services Group

Research Briefing

 

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

Claire Bennett, Director of Communities and Tackling Poverty, Welsh Government

Reg Kilpatrick, Director of Local Government, Welsh Government

Emma Williams, Director of Housing and Regeneration, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 Members questioned Tracey Burke, Claire Bennett, Reg Kilpatrick and Emma Williams as part of their inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact for the Welsh Government's Education and Public Services Group

2.2 There were a number of actions points which Tracey Burke agreed to send additional information to the Committee.


Meeting: 08/06/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: National Audit Office Report

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Minutes:

6.1 The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee will consider the recent National Audit Office Overview of the UK Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic at their meeting during the week commencing 15 June 2020  and invited the Committee to submit any views it may have.

6.2 Members noted and discussed the Report and the Chair will write with views in time to be considered at their meeting.


Meeting: 08/06/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee’s remit: Letters from the Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government (19 May 2020) (1 June 2020)

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Meeting: 04/05/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 3)

3 COVID-19: Letter from the Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government (30 March 2020)

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Meeting: 04/05/2020 - Public Accounts Committee (Item 2)

2 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

 

Shan Morgan – Permanent Secretary

Dr Andrew Goodall – Director General of Health and NHS Chief Executive

Gawain Evans – Director of Finance

David Richards -  Director of Governance and Ethics

Andrew Jeffreys – Director, Welsh Treasury

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee questioned the Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government and her officials on the response and action taken by the Welsh Government to date, on dealing with the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency.

2.2 The Permanent Secretary agreed to write to the Chair on a number of issues.

2.3 During the Member’s consideration of the evidence received, Members asked for some additional information, which the Chair will write to the Permanent Secretary with.