Pwyllgor Diben Arbennig Ymchwiliad Covid-19 Cymru

Wales Covid-19 Inquiry Special Purpose Committee


Aelodau'r Pwyllgor a oedd yn bresennol

Committee Members in Attendance

Adam Price MS
Altaf Hussain MS
Jack Sargeant MS
Joyce Watson MS Cyd-gadeirydd y pwyllgor
Co-chair of the committee
Tom Giffard MS Cyd-gadeirydd y pwyllgor
Co-chair of the committee
Vikki Howells MS

Swyddogion y Senedd a oedd yn bresennol

Senedd Officials in Attendance

Fay Bowen Clerc
Lisa Hatcher Dirprwy Glerc
Deputy Clerk
Mared Llwyd Ail Glerc
Second Clerk
Owain Davies Ail Glerc
Second Clerk

Cofnodir y trafodion yn yr iaith y llefarwyd hwy ynddi yn y pwyllgor. Yn ogystal, cynhwysir trawsgrifiad o’r cyfieithu ar y pryd. Lle mae cyfranwyr wedi darparu cywiriadau i’w tystiolaeth, nodir y rheini yn y trawsgrifiad.

The proceedings are reported in the language in which they were spoken in the committee. In addition, a transcription of the simultaneous interpretation is included. Where contributors have supplied corrections to their evidence, these are noted in the transcript.

Cyfarfu’r pwyllgor yn y Senedd.

Dechreuodd y cyfarfod am 09:30.

The committee met in the Senedd.

The meeting began at 09:30.

1. Cyflwyniad, ymddiheuriadau a dirprwyon
1. Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Good morning. Bore da. I want to welcome members of the committee to the meeting. I haven't received any apologies for absence. I ask Members if they have any declaration of a registrable interest that they want to declare. No. 

Before we go into private session, we as co-Chairs, myself and Tom, wish to note the importance of this committee and the seriousness of the work that we will undertake. This committee will fulfil an important role in examining gaps identified in the preparedness and response of the Welsh Government and other Welsh public bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic. We share a mutual commitment to respect our equal status as co-Chairs to work together effectively to deliver our shared responsibilities. 

We will be meeting in private this morning to discuss the internal business of the committee, which means operational matters, such as understanding the temporary Standing Orders that apply to this committee. Co-chairing is a novel arrangement for a Senedd committee, and it will be necessary to provide clarity for committee members, staff, the Senedd, stakeholders and, most importantly, the public on how this will work. We will be discussing a co-Chair protocol, which, once agreed, will be shared publicly, setting out our agreed ways of working in respect of a range of matters. 

2. Cynnig o dan Reol Sefydlog 17.42 i benderfynu gwahardd y cyhoedd o'r cyfarfod ar gyfer y busnes a ganlyn:
2. Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:


bod y pwyllgor yn penderfynu gwahardd y cyhoedd o weddill y cyfarfod yn unol â Rheol Sefydlog 17.42.


that the committee resolves to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 17.42.

Cynigiwyd y cynnig.

Motion moved.

I now move to a motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business: item 3 of today's meeting. Does anybody object? I therefore propose in accordance with Standing Order 17.42 that the committee resolves to meet in private for item 3.

Derbyniwyd y cynnig.

Daeth rhan gyhoeddus y cyfarfod i ben am 09:32.

Motion agreed.

The public part of the meeting ended at 09:32.