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Finance Committee

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·         The Finance Committee is undertaking a consultation on the draft Public Audit (Amendment) (Wales) Bill. Deadline: 7 February 2020.

·         The Committee published its report on Consideration of proposals to amend the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 (PDF, 2MB) on 18 December 2019.

·         The Welsh Government draft budget 2020-21 was published on 16 December 2019.

·         On 2 December the Finance Committee published its report: Annual Scrutiny of the Wales Audit Office and the Auditor General for Wales (PDF, 2MB)

·         The Committee published its report Scrutiny of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales’s Estimate for 2020-2021 (PDF, 499KB) on 20 November 2019.

·         The Committee has published its report on the Financial Implications of the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill (PDF, 1MB).

·         On 12 November the Finance Committee published its report on the Financial implications of the National Health Service (Indemnities) (Wales) Bill (PDF, 356KB)

·         The Committee has published a report on its Inquiry into the Welsh Government’s capital funding sources (PDF, 1009KB)


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The Committee was established on 22 June 2016. The Committee’s remit, amended following a resolution in Plenary on 13 November 2019, is as follows:


a) to carry out the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Orders 18.10, 18.11, 18A.2(iv) and (v), 19 and 20 of the National Assembly for Wales;


b) under Standing Orders 19 and 20, the committee’s responsibilities include considering any report or document laid before the Assembly concerning the use of resources, or expenditure from the Welsh Consolidated Fund, including undertaking budget scrutiny of the bodies directly funded from the Welsh Consolidated Fund;


c) under Standing Orders 18.10 and 18.11, the committee’s responsibilities include oversight of the governance of the Wales Audit Office, as set out in the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013;


d) under Standing Order 18A.2(iv) and (v), to exercise budgetary functions in relation to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales;


e) the committee also considers any proposals for, and the progress of the devolution of fiscal powers to Wales as part of its responsibilities;


f) the committee may also scrutinise legislation introduced to the Assembly.





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Mike Hedges AMNick Ramsay AMMark Reckless AM


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Clerk: Bethan Davies.

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National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

Phone: 0300 200 6372


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