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Transcript: Transcript for 25/10/2019 - Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister

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Introductions, apologies and declarations of interest


The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.


Apologies had been received from Janet Finch-Saunders and Russell George.


Issues related to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union

Rt. Hon Mark Drakeford, AM - First Minister of Wales

Liz Lalley, Welsh Government

Des Clifford, Welsh Government


Supporting documents:


The Committee scrutinised the First Minister on the UK’s withdrawal for the European Union.


Ministerial Scrutiny Session - Topical Matters

Rt. Hon Mark Drakeford, AM - First Minister of Wales


Members asked the First Minister questions on topical matters.


The First Minister agreed to provide:

·         a note on the discussions that his officials are having with Vertex Pharmaceuticals on the availability of the cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi in Wales; and

·         confirmation as whether the Welsh Government has made an assessment of the impact of uncertainty in relation to investment by the Turkish Army Pension Fund on the future of the steel industry in Wales.


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 previous evidence session


The Committee discussed the evidence from the previous sessions and agreed the arrangements for the Committee’s next meeting in February 2020.



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