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


  • Shan Morgan, Permanent Secretary
  • Will Whiteley, Deputy Director 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
  • Kate Edmunds, Special Adviser
  • Sara Faye, Special Adviser
  • Clare Jenkins, Special Adviser
  • Andrew Johnson, Special Adviser
  • Mitch Theaker, Special Adviser
  • Tom Woodward, Special Adviser
  • Christopher W Morgan, Cabinet Secretariat (minutes)
  • Damian Roche, Cabinet Secretariat
  • Tracey Burke, Director General, Education and Public Services
  • Andrew Goodall, Director General, Health
  • Reg Kilpatrick, Director General, COVID-19 Crisis Coordination
  • Catrin Sully, Cabinet Office
  • Frank Atherton, CMO
  • Rob Orford, Chief Scientific Adviser Health
  • Tom Smithson, Deputy Director COVID-19 Restart
  • Fliss Bennee, Co-Chair of TAC
  • Helen Lentle, Director Legal Services
  • Dylan Hughes, First Legislative Counsel
  • Bill MacDonald, COVID-19 Recovery and Restart
  • Gemma Nye, CMO’s office

Item 1: Minutes of the previous meeting

1.1 Cymeradwyodd y Cabinet gofnodion y 24 Mai / Cabinet approved the minutes of 24 May.

Item 2: Senedd business

2.1 The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd informed Cabinet that a revised Plenary grid had been circulated to Private Offices to reflect the fact that on Tuesday there would be an oral statement on establishing a respite and short breaks fund for unpaid carers.

Item 3: Programme for Government

3.1 The First Minister introduced the paper, which asked Cabinet to approve the Programme for Government and that it should be published the following week.

3.2 The Programme for Government set out the collective priorities for the current Senedd, outlining how Ministers would act to create a stronger, fairer and greener Wales. It presented radical and ambitious policy goals, while reflecting the Government’s partnership approach that put collaboration above competition, while promoting equality and social justice. 

3.3 The Programme also fulfilled the statutory responsibility to set well-being objectives, as required by the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, and demonstrated how they would be met.

3.4 It was designed to be concise and to have the greatest impact, while making the Government’s aspirations and values clear. It was being published a lot earlier than the work programmes of previous governments, with a focus on items from the manifesto that required cross-government identification and focus. The First Minister and Cabinet would retain collective oversight of progress and periodic reporting, as required by the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

3.5 However, the government would need to deliver on the other long standing commitments and other items within the manifesto that did not require broader cross-government identification and oversight.

3.6 Cabinet welcomed and approved the paper.