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Present

  • Rt. Hon. Mark Drakeford MS (Chair)
  • Vaughan Gething MS

Via video link

  • Rebecca Evans MS
  • Lesley Griffiths MS
  • Julie James MS
  • Eluned Morgan MS
  • Ken Skates MS
  • Kirsty Williams MS
  • Jeremy Miles MS
  • Jane Hutt MS
  • Hannah Blythyn MS
  • Julie Morgan MS
  • Lee Waters MS
  • Dafydd Elis Thomas MS
  • Shan Morgan, Permanent Secretary (via video link)
  • Des Clifford, Director General Office of the First Minister
  • Andrew Goodall, Director General Health
  • Will Whiteley, Head of Cabinet Division
  • Carys Evans, Principal Private Secretary First Minister
  • Jane Runeckles, Special Adviser (via video link)
  • Dan Butler, Special Adviser (via video link)
  • Ian Butler, Special Adviser (via video link)
  • Sara Faye, Special Adviser (via video link)
  • Paul Griffiths, Special Adviser (via video link)
  • Clare Jenkins, Special Adviser (via video link)
  • Andrew Johnson, Special Adviser (via video link)
  • Mitch Theaker, Special Adviser
  • Gareth Williams, Special Adviser (via video link)
  • Tom Woodward, Special Adviser (via video link)
  • Christopher W Morgan, Cabinet Secretariat (minutes)
  • Damian Roche, Cabinet Secretariat
  • Jonathan Scourfield, Specialist Policy Adviser (via video link)
  • Andrew Jeffreys, Director Welsh Treasury (via video link)
  • Tim Render, Director COVID-19 team (via video link)
  • Liz Lalley, COVID-19 team (via video link)
  • Peter McDonald, COVID-19 team (via video link)
  • Gareth Bevington, COVID-19 team (via video link)
  • Jo Trott, COVID-19 project team

Item 1: Minutes of the previous meeting

  1. Cymeradwyodd y Cabinet gofnodion y 4 Mai / Cabinet approved the minutes of 4 May. 

Item 2: Senedd business

  1. Cabinet noted the Plenary grid.

Item 3: Response to COVID-19: Preparation for future recovery

  1. The Counsel General and Minister for European Transition introduced the paper, which provided feedback from the initial roundtable discussions and outlined the next steps towards establishing an external advisory group.
  2. As part of the proposals to prepare for recovery from COVID-19, the external advisory group was expected to provide external perspective and constructive challenge to the government’s plans. This work would begin with introductory round table sessions involving a wider cohort of UK and international experts.
  3. There had been 3 such roundtable discussions to consider the high level framing of the recovery with specific attention to the relationship between economic, social and environmental recovery.
  4. The next steps would be to hold a similar series of virtual round-tables over the next week with experts from within Wales, who would bring their own expertise to the discussions.
  5. The expert group would be part of the wider approach to the recovery and there would be a need to engage with social partners, stakeholders, individuals and businesses from across Wales.

Cabinet Secretariat
May 2020

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