Meetings

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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: 21/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4.3)

4.3 Paper from Ramblers Cymru in relation to the Committee's scrutiny of the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6.)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22 - consideration of the evidence received under items 2 and 3


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3.)

3. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22 - evidence session 3

Jane Hutt MS, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip

Alyson Francis, Deputy Director of Communities Division, Welsh Government

Sian Gill, Head of Financial Reporting, Welsh Government

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Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2.)

2. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22 - evidence session 2

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Julie James MS, Minister for Housing and Local Government

Hannah Blythyn MS, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government

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

Emma Williams, Director of Housing and Regeneration, Welsh Government

Ian Williams, Deputy Director, Homes and Places, Welsh Government

Debra Carter, Deputy Director, Local Government Strategic Finance, Welsh Government

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Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5.2)

5.2 Letter from the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022

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Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5.1)

5.1 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022

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Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 7.)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022 - consideration of the evidence


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.)

4. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022

Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language

Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Albert Heaney, Deputy Director General, Health and Social Services Group – Welsh Government

Claire Bennett, Director, Communities & Tackling Poverty – Welsh Government

Tracey Breheny, Deputy Director of Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Vulnerable Groups – Welsh Government  

Dr Heather Payne, Senior Medical Officer for Maternal & Child Health – Welsh Government

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Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3.)

3. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022

Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education

Huw Morris, Group Director Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning – Welsh Government

Steve Davies, Director Education Directorate – Welsh Government

 

 

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Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 4.)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence / key issues


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 2.)

2. Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session 7

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd 

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury, Welsh Government

Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting, Welsh Government

Matt Wellington, Head of Budget Delivery, Welsh Government

Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Head of Tax Strategy Policy and Engagement

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-04-21 P1 – Written evidence – Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Research Brief

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee (Item 3.)

3. Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session with the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

Ken Skates MS, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport

Simon Jones, Director Economic Infrastructure

Sioned Evans, Director Business and Regions

Dean Medcraft, Director- Finance & Operations

Huw Morris, Group Director SHELL

Andrew Gwatkin, Director International Relations and Trade

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Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 5.)

5. Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session with the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

Dafydd Elis-Thomas MS, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

Jason Thomas, Director Culture, Sport and Tourism – Welsh Government

Steffan Roberts, Deputy Director Culture & Sport – Welsh Government

 

Research Brief

Paper 2 – Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2.)

2. Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session with the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language

Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language
Alan Brace – Director of Finance – Welsh Government

Tracey Breheny – Deputy Director of Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Vulnerable Groups – Welsh Government
Peter Jones - Deputy Director, Public Health – Welsh Government

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4.)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence


Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 7.)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence


Meeting: 15/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 6.)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence


Meeting: 15/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 4.)

4. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 6

Andrew Campbell, Chairman, Wales Tourism Alliance

Ian Price, Director, Confederation of British Industry in Wales (CBI Wales)

Dr. Llyr ap Gareth, Senior Policy Advisor, Federation of Small Businesses in Wales (FSB Wales)

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-03-21 P3 - Written evidence: FSB Wales

Research brief

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Meeting: 15/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 3.)

3. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 5

Steffan Evans, Policy and Research Officer, Bevan Foundation

Gemma Schwendel, Senior Analyst, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-03-21 P1 – Written evidence: Bevan Foundation

FIN(5)-03-21 P2 - Briefing paper: 'Poverty in Wales 2020'

Research brief

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Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 6.)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence received under items 2 and 3


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3.)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Gian Marco Currado, Director, Environment and Marine

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer

John Howells, Director Climate Change, Energy and Planning

Dean Medcraft, Director Finance & Operations

Tim Render, Director, Land, Nature and Food


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 2.)

2. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Gian Marco Currado, Director, Environment and Marine

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer

John Howells, Director Climate Change, Energy and Planning

Dean Medcraft, Director Finance & Operations

Tim Render, Director, Land, Nature and Food

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Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 3.7)

3.7 Joint letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 5.)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22 - consideration of evidence


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2.)

2. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22 - evidence session 1: Welsh Local Government Association

Councillor Anthony Hunt, Leader, Torfaen County Borough Council

Councillor Llinos Medi, Leader, Isle of Anglesey County Council

Councillor Sam Rowlands, Leader, Conwy County Borough Council

Chris Llewelyn, Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association

Carys Lord, Head of Finance, Vale of Glamorgan Council

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Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee (Item 2.)

2. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

Jason Thomas, Director Culture, Sport and Tourism

Jo Thomas, Senior Financial Planning & Budgetary Control Manager

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Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee (Item 3.)

3. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Welsh Language

Bethan Webb, Deputy Director, Welsh Language Division

Jeremy Evas, Head of Prosiect 2050

 

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Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 2.)

2. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 2

Richard Hughes, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility

Andy King, Budget Responsibility Committee member, Office for Budget Responsibility

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-02-21 P1 - Welsh taxes outlook (December 2020)

Research Brief

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 5.)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 4.)

4. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 4

Dr Ed Poole, Senior Lecturer, Wales Governance Centre (Wales Fiscal Analysis) 

Guto Ifan, Research Associate, Wales Governance Centre (Wales Fiscal Analysis)

David Phillips, Associate Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-02-21 P4 - Written evidence: Wales Governance Centre (Wales Fiscal Analysis) 

Research Brief

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 3.)

3. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 3

Jon Rae, Director of Resources, Welsh Local Government Association

Dilwyn Williams, Chief Executive, Gwynedd Council

Darren Hughes, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-02-21 P2 - Written evidence: Welsh Local Government Association

FIN(5)-02-21 P3 - Written evidence: Welsh NHS Confederation

Research Brief

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 5)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and provided a steer on issues to be covered in its report.


Meeting: 13/01/2021 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Evidence session with the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services

Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services

Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General for Health and Social Services and the NHS Wales Chief Executive – Welsh Government

Albert Heaney, Deputy Director General, Health and Social Services Group – Welsh Government

Alan Brace, Director of Finance – Welsh Government

 

Research Brief

Paper 1 – Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services.


Meeting: 12/01/2021 - Plenary (Item 5)

Debate on a Statement: Draft Budget 2021-2022

Minutes:

The item started at 16.02


Meeting: 08/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 7.)

Tax Statutory Instruments: Consideration of evidence


Meeting: 08/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 4.)

4. Tax Statutory Instruments: Evidence session

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury, Welsh Government

Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting, Welsh Government

Matt Wellington, Head of Budget Delivery, Welsh Government

Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Head of Tax Strategy Policy and Engagement

 

Supporting papers: 

FIN(5)-01-21 P4 - The Land Transaction Tax (Tax Bands and Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 

SUB-LD13969 - The Land Transaction Tax (Tax Bands and Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 

SUB-LD13969-EM - The Land Transaction Tax (Tax Bands and Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 - Explanatory Memorandum 

 

FIN(5)-01-21 P5 - The Land Transaction Tax (Specified Amount of Relevant Rent) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 

SUB-LD13973 - The Land Transaction Tax (Specified Amount of Relevant Rent) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 

SUB-LD13973-EM - The Land Transaction Tax (Specified Amount of Relevant Rent) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 - Explanatory Memorandum 

 

FIN(5)-01-21 P6 - The Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 

SUB-LD13968 - The Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 

SUB-LD13968-EM The Landfill Disposals Tax (Tax Rates) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - Explanatory Memorandum

 

FIN(5)-01-21 P7 - Letter from the National Registration Landlords Association to the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Changes to Land Transaction Tax Higher Rate – 5 January 2021

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Meeting: 08/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 6.)

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Consideration of evidence


Meeting: 08/01/2021 - Finance Committee (Item 3.)

3. Scrutiny of the Welsh Government's Draft budget 2021-22: Evidence session 1

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Treasury, Welsh Government

Margaret Davies, Deputy Director of Strategic Budgeting, Welsh Government

Matt Wellington, Head of Budget Delivery, Welsh Government

Anna Adams, Deputy Director, Head of Tax Strategy Policy and Engagement

 

Supporting papers:

Draft Budget 2021 - 2022

FIN(5)-01-21 P1 - Consultation responses booklet

FIN(5)-01-21 P2 - Summary of consultation responses

FIN(5)-01-21 P3 - Letter from the First Minister: Responsibilities of the Counsel General - 23 December 2020

Research Brief

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Meeting: 16/12/2020 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Impact of the UK Government's Spending Review: Evidence session

Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Andrew Jeffreys, Director Welsh, Treasury

Julian Revell, Head of Fiscal Analysis, Welsh Treasury

Sarah Govier, Head of Public Spending Policy

 

Supporting papers:

FIN(5)-25-20 P1 - Letter from the Chair to the Secretary of State for Wales: UK Government Spending Review – 27 November 2020

FIN(5)-25-20 P2 – Letter from the Secretary of State for Wales: UK Government Spending Review – 5 December 2020 

FIN(5)-25-20 P3 - Letter from Farmers' Union of Wales - 4 December 2020

Research brief

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd; Andrew Jeffreys, Director Welsh, Treasury; Julian Revell, Head of Fiscal Analysis, Welsh Treasury; and Sarah Govier, Head of Public Spending Policy on the Impact of the UK Government's Spending Review.

 

3.2 The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd agreed to provide a note, listing what financial transactions capital has been spent on in 2020-21.


Meeting: 16/12/2020 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

Impact of the UK Government's Spending Review: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 26/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021- 2022

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Meeting: 26/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language regarding the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021- 2022

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Meeting: 19/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair of Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee to the Minister for Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales - request for information on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 19/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letters from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to Welsh Government Ministers - request for information on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 18/11/2020 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter from Chair Children, Young People and Education Committee re: Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22

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Minutes:

2.1.1 The letter was noted by the Committee


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

2 PTN 2 - Commission's response to the Finance Committee's report on the Senedd Commission Draft Budget 2021-22 - 4 November 2020

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

2 PTN 1 - Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Update on the budget timetable for the Welsh Government's budget 2021-22 - 29 October 2020

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Meeting: 05/11/2020 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Correspondence from the Chair to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs on the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 05/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 8)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021 - 2022: consideration of the Committee's letters to the Welsh Government

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Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed the draft letters.

8.2 The Committee requested that it also writes to the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding school budgets within the local government settlement, and the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language about funds for activities to support education, development and training opportunities for children and young people through medium of Welsh.

 


Meeting: 03/11/2020 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 161

Minutes:

Business Committee agreed to the revised budget timetable, including a revised date of 4 February for committees to report. Business Committee also agreed to the Finance Committee’s request to hold an additional meeting during recess on 8 January, which the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd indicated she would be happy to attend.

 


Meeting: 03/11/2020 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22


Meeting: 17/09/2020 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Chair, Finance Committee on the Welsh Government's draft budget 2021 -22

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Meeting: 17/09/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Finance Committee to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2021-22

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Meeting: 16/09/2020 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Chair Finance Committee Re: Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22

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Minutes:

2.2.1 The letter was noted by the Committee


Meeting: 16/09/2020 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from Chair, Finance Committee regarding the Welsh Government's Draft Budget 2021-22

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Minutes:

3.2 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 14/09/2020 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 182

Minutes:

The Business Committee noted the letter from the Finance Committee and agreed the budget timetable as proposed by the government, while noting that it is possible that it will change once the UK government’s intentions are known.

 


Meeting: 14/09/2020 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22


Meeting: 15/07/2020 - Plenary (Item 14)

Finance Committee debate - The Welsh Government's Spending Priorities for the Draft Budget 2021-22, in light of Covid-19

NDM7351 Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

To propose that the Senedd:

Considers the spending priorities for the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22 Digital Engagement Summary Note, June 2020

 

Minutes:

The item started at 17.03

NDM7351 Llyr Gruffydd (North Wales)

To propose that the Senedd:

Considers the spending priorities for the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget 2021-22.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 13/07/2020 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

6 Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22: Approach to scrutiny

Supporting papers:

Paper 5 – Approach to scrutiny

Paper 6 – Draft consultation letter

Paper 7 – Letter from Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Timing of the Draft Budget 2021-22 – 2 July 2020

Paper 8 -  Letter from the Business Committee – Proposed timetable for the Draft Budget 2021-22– 8 July 2020

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered its approach to scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s forthcoming draft budget 2021-22.


Meeting: 06/07/2020 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-2022


Meeting: 06/07/2020 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Timetable for the Welsh Government Budget 2021-22

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 198

Minutes:

Business Managers agreed to consult with the Finance Committee on the proposed timetable.

 


Meeting: 16/06/2020 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 7)

7 Correspondence from Llyr Gruffydd MS, Chair of the Finance Committee regarding engagement and the plenary Debate on the Welsh Government's Spending Priorities 2021-22 - 1 June 2020

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Minutes:

7.3a The Committee noted the correspondence from Llyr Gruffydd MS, Chair of the Finance Committee regarding engagement and the plenary Debate on the Welsh Government's Spending Priorities 2021-22.