Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Fay Bowen 

Note: Private Meeting 

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.

1.2        Apologies were received from Rhianon Passmore MS.

(13.30 - 15.00)

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.

(15.10 - 15.30)

3.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

3.1 The papers were noted.

3.1

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board - Arrangements for interim senior staff appointments: Letter from the Auditor General for Wales (17 March 2020)

Supporting documents:

3.2

Scrutiny of Accounts 2018-19: Letter from Assembly Commission (18 March 2020)

Supporting documents:

3.3

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

Supporting documents:

3.4

Scrutiny of Accounts 2019-20: Joint letter from Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government and Auditor General for Wales (14 April 2020)

Supporting documents:

3.7

Scrutiny of Accounts 2018-19: Letter from the Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government (21 April 2020)

Supporting documents:

3.6

Ministerial Direction - NHS pension arrangements for 2019/20: Letter from the Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government (23 April 2020)

Supporting documents:

(15.30 - 16.00)

4.

Auditor General for Wales Report: Update on developments in terms of WAO work

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Auditor General for Wales updated the Committee on developments and decisions taken regarding Audit Wales’ work programme in light of the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency.

4.2 The Auditor General also advised that, in April, after listening to feedback from stakeholders, staff and the public in Wales, the organisation changed its name to Audit Wales.

 

 

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