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  • Rt. Hon. Mark Drakeford MS (Chair)
  • Lesley Griffiths MS
  • Rebecca Evans MS
  • Vaughan Gething MS
  • Jane Hutt MS
  • Julie James MS
  • Jeremy Miles MS
  • Eluned Morgan MS
  • Mick Antoniw MS
  • Hannah Blythyn MS
  • Dawn Bowden MS
  • Lynne Neagle MS
  • Julie Morgan MS
  • Lee Waters MS


  • Des Clifford, Director Office of the First Minister
  • Rebecca Dunn, Head of Cabinet Division
  • Toby Mason, Head of Strategic Communications
  • Jane Runeckles, Special Adviser
  • Madeleine Brindley, Special Adviser
  • Alex Bevan, Special Adviser
  • Daniel Butler, Special Adviser
  • Ian Butler, Special Adviser
  • David Davies, Special Adviser
  • Kate Edmunds, Special Adviser
  • Sara Faye, Special Adviser
  • Sam Hadley, Special Adviser
  • David Hooson, Special Adviser
  • Clare Jenkins, Special Adviser
  • Owen John, Special Adviser
  • Phillipa Marsden, Special Adviser
  • Tom Woodward, Special Adviser
  • Christopher W Morgan, Head of Cabinet Secretariat (minutes)
  • Damian Roche, Cabinet Secretariat
  • Catrin Sully, Cabinet Office
  • Tracey Burke, Director General Climate Change & Rural Affairs
  • Jo-Anne Daniels, Director General Education, Social Justice and Welsh Language
  • Reg Kilpatrick, Director General, COVID-19 recovery and Local Government
  • Tim Moss, Chief Operating Officer
  • Andrew Slade, Director General, Economy, Treasury and Constitution
  • Phil Elkin, Legal Services

Item 1: Minutes of previous meetings

1.1 Cymeradwyodd y Cabinet gofnodion y 15 Mai / Cabinet approved the minutes of 15 May.

Item 2: First Minister’s items

Wales TUC: 50th Anniversary

2.1 The First Minister advised Cabinet that he, along with the Deputy Minister for Social Partnership had just returned from an event in Newport, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Wales Trades Union Congress.

The Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill

2.2 It was noted that the Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill was expected to receive Royal Assent later that week.

Co-operation Agreement

2.3 The First Minister informed Cabinet that he had met with the interim leader of Plaid Cymru, Llyr Gruffydd MS, the previous week, where both parties had confirmed their commitment to the Co-operation Agreement.

Item 3: Senedd business

3.1 Cabinet considered the Plenary grid and noted that the oral statement on Economic Developments in North Wales had been renamed to Strengthening ties with Ireland and the North-West of England. There were no votes scheduled for Tuesday and voting time would be around 6:25pm on Wednesday.

Cabinet Secretariat
May 2023