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


  • Andrew Goodall, Permanent Secretary
  • Des Clifford, Director Office of the First Minister
  • Matthew Hall, Head of Cabinet Division 
  • Toby Mason, Head of Strategic Communications 
  • Rory Powell, Head of First Minister’s Office
  • Jane Runeckles, Special Adviser 
  • Madeleine Brindley, Special Adviser
  • Alex Bevan, Special Adviser 
  • Daniel Butler, Special Adviser
  • Ian Butler, 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 
  • Kathryn Hallett, First Minister’s Office
  • Helena Bird, Permanent Secretary’s Office
  • Nia James, Interim Director of Legal Services 
  • Tracey Burke, Director General Climate Change & Rural Affairs
  • Sioned Evans, Director General, Public Services and Welsh Language Group
  • Tim Moss, Chief Operating Officer
  • Judith Paget, Director General Health and Social Services  
  • Andrew Slade, Director General, Economy, Treasury and Constitution 

Item 1: Minutes of the previous meeting

1.1 Cymeradwyodd y Cabinet gofnodion y 29 Ionawr/ Cabinet approved the minutes of 29 January.  

Item 2: First Minister’s items

Tata Steel

2.1 The First Minister informed Cabinet that he and the Minister for Economy, had met TV Narendran, the CEO of Tata Steel, the previous Thursday. 

Crown Estate Celtic Sea Floating Offshore Wind Leasing Round 5 event.  

2.2 The First Minister advised Cabinet that he, and the Minister for Climate Change, had attended the Crown Estate’s Celtic Sea Floating Offshore Wind Leasing Round 5 event in Swansea the previous Wednesday.  The plan was to seek to establish a new floating wind sector in the Celtic Sea off the coasts of South Wales and Southwest England. It was expected to be the first phase of commercial development.

COVID-19 Inquiry – Scotland 

2.3 Cabinet noted that the COVID-19 Inquiry had concluded taking evidence on Module 2A - Core UK decision-making and political governance in relation to Scotland.  The Inquiry was scheduled to commence the Wales specific evidence sessions on the Module in Cardiff towards the end of the month.

Item 3: Senedd business

3.1 Cabinet considered the Plenary grid and noted that voting time was scheduled for 8.05pm on Tuesday and around 6.40pm on Wednesday.   

Cabinet Secretariat
February 2024