Clause 26 - Payments under Jobs Growth Wales Plus

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 16 May 2023.

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Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Financial Secretary to the Treasury 10:30, 16 May 2023

I am happy to be able to tell the hon. Lady that they were exempted. In terms of costs, I see the word “negligible” in the Exchequer impact assessment, so that is the administrative side effect of what we are trying to achieve to support efforts to train young people in Wales, which are commendable and for which I welcome the support. Clause 27, which I do not think we will debate, allows us to clarify the treatment of devolution payments via statutory instrument, which we are keen to do. Indeed, the hon. Lady will know that significant work with the Scottish Government, led by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, is going on across the Treasury to underpin the arrangements for the fiscal framework.