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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Steve George 

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Transcript: Transcript for 16/11/2017 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Motion under Standing Order 17.22 to elect temporary Chair

Minutes:

1.1 Sian Gwenllian AM was appointed as temporary Chair for the meeting, and for the following meeting on 22 November.

2.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

2.1 Apologies were received from Bethan Jenkins, Dawn Bowden, Neil Hamilton, Jeremy Miles and Hannah Blythyn. Joyce Watson and Mick Antoniw attended as substitutes.

(08:45 - 09:15)

3.

Budget Scrutiny: Cabinet Secretary for Education

Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education

Steve Davies, Director, Education Directorate

Bethan Webb, Deputy Director, Welsh Language

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Cabinet Secretary responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

3.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide a breakdown, by a local authority area, of the numbers of schools (and pupils) that have participated in the Creative Learning through the Arts programme.

(09:45 - 11:00)

4.

Budget Scrutiny: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport

Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport

Jason Thomas, Director, Culture, Sport and Tourism

Peter Owen, Head of Arts Policy Branch

Dean Medcraft, Director, Finance & Operations

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Minister responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

4.2 The Minister agreed to:

 

Ø  Provide a note on how the £100,000 designated for the implementation of the recommendations of the local museums services review will be distributed;

 

Ø  Share the skills partnership agreement made with ‘English Heritage, Historic Scotland and the construction body for the UK’;

 

Ø  Provide a note on whether there are any existing hyper local news businesses currently being funded through Business Wales, how that funding is allocated, the amount of funding and what it is being used for.

(11:00 - 12:00)

5.

Budget Scrutiny: Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

Bethan Webb, Deputy Director, Welsh Language

Iwan Evans, Senior Policy Officer, Strategic Planning

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Minister responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

5.2 The Minister agreed to provide a breakdown of the proposed £3.9 million for the Welsh Language budget expenditure line (BEL).

6.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

6.1 Committee Members noted the papers.

6.1

Non-public Funding of the Arts: Additional Evidence

Supporting documents:

6.2

The Independent Review of Support for Publishing and Literature in Wales: Additional Evidence

Supporting documents:

7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

Minutes:

7.1 The motion was agreed.

(12:00 - 12:20)

8.

Private debrief

(12:20 - 12:30)

9.

Funding for and access to music education: Consideration of schools survey

Minutes:

9.1 Committee Members agreed considered and agreed the survey.

 

 

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