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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1 Apologies had been received from Lynne Neagle AM.

1.2 The Chair welcomed the First Minister and his officials to the meeting.



Ministerial Scrutiny Session - The Welsh Government's Approach to Building a Strong Economy.

Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, AM - First Minister of Wales

Gwenllian Roberts - Deputy Director, Energy Wales Unit



Supporting documents:


1.1 Given the First Minister’s Written Statement on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, issued on 13 July, the Committee asked the First Minister a number of questions on his Statement and on the implications of the Bill for Wales.


1.2 The Committee scrutinised the First Minister on the Welsh Government’s approach to building a strong economy.  The First Minister agreed to provide further information or clarification to the Committee on:


·         Who would step in to take the rail franchise forward in the event that the procurement process runs into difficulty;

·         Further support for those who want to proceed to create new sources of news;

·         Ways in which the Welsh Government could encourage and support skilled NHS staff nearing the end of their career to allow them to inspire young people to consider a career in the Welsh NHS and to pass on their experience, knowledge and skills before they retire.



Ministerial Scrutiny Session - Topical Matters


The Committee asked the First Minister a number of questions on topical matters.


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

Item 5


The motion was agreed.


Discussion of Evidence from Preceding Session


The Committee discussed the evidence from the previous session and agreed to write to the First Minister to seek further information about a number of issues.



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