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  • Rt. Hon. Mark Drakeford AM (Chair)
  • Rebecca Evans AM 
  • Vaughan Gething AM 
  • Lesley Griffiths AM 
  • Julie James AM 
  • Eluned Morgan AM 
  • Ken Skates AM 
  • Kirsty Williams AM 
  • Jeremy Miles AM 
  • Jane Hutt AM
  • Hannah Blythyn AM
  • Dafydd Elis Thomas AM
  • Julie Morgan AM
  • Lee Waters AM
  • Shan Morgan – Permanent Secretary 
  • Des Clifford – Director General Office of the First Minister 
  • Carys Evans – Principal Private Secretary to the First Minister 
  • Will Whiteley – Head of Cabinet Division
  • Jane Runeckles – Special Adviser
  • David Davies – Special Adviser
  • Madeleine Brindley – Special Adviser 
  • Alex Bevan – Special Adviser 
  • Sara Faye – Special Adviser 
  • Andrew Johnson – Special Adviser 
  • Paul Griffiths – Special Adviser 
  • Clare Jenkins – Special Adviser
  • Tom Woodward – Special Adviser
  • Christopher W Morgan – Cabinet Secretariat (minutes)
  • Damian Roche – Cabinet Secretariat
  • Julia Douch – Implementation Manager for Public Bodies (item 4)
  • Usha Ladwa-Thomas – Development Officer – Direct Delivery (item 4)
  • Craig Greenland – Head of Public Appointments Unit (item 4)
  • Uzo Iwobi – Specialist Policy Adviser (item 4)
  • Jon Luxton – Specialist Policy Adviser (item 4)
  • Ian Williams – Deputy Director, Homes and Places (item 5)
  • Mark Williams – Head of Regeneration Strategy (item 5)

Item 1: Minutes of the previous meeting

  1. Cymeradwyodd y Cabinet gofnodion y 2 a’r 18 Rhagfyr / Cabinet approved the minutes of 2 and 18 December.

Item 2: First Minister’s items

Relations with the UK government

  1. The First Minister advised Cabinet that, following the outcome of the UK Parliamentary General Election, there were a number of key intergovernmental issues that would need to be considered, including the question of legislative consent to the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.
  2. The First Minister informed Cabinet that since the election he had held telephone conversations with the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Wales and the First Minister of Scotland.

Item 3: Government Plenary business

  1. Cabinet considered the contents of the Plenary grid and noted that, so far, one topical question on the future of steel making at Port Talbot had been tabled.

Item 4: Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for Public Appointments CAB(19-20)24

  1. The Deputy Minister and Chief Whip introduced the paper, which asked Cabinet to approve the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for Public Appointments in Wales. 
  2. The objective was to improve diversity in public life, and the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy would redress the lack of transparency and openness in the public appointments process while addressing the deficit of the ‘lived experiences’ of potential applicants and board members.
  3. The strategy had a vision that the population of Wales should be reflected in the public bodies that run Wales and concentrated on improving recruitment to the regulated boards managed by the Welsh Government.  The subsequent good practice developed from this strategy would be transferable to non-regulated and other boards in Wales.
  4. Cabinet welcomed the paper and congratulated all those officials that had been involved in developing the strategy.
  5. It was noted that the first 2 years of the strategy would focus on supporting disabled people and the BAME community into public appointments.
  6. Cabinet approved the paper.

Item 5: Town Centre First Principle

  1. The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government introduced the paper, which asked Cabinet to adopt a Town Centre First Principle that would inform decisions on the location of offices, facilities and services in Wales.
  2. Cabinet welcomed the paper.
  3. Cabinet approved the paper.
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