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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Steve George 

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Transcript: Transcript for 14/11/2018 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

Note No. Item


Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1 Apologies were received from Jane Hutt AM, Vikki Howells AM attended as a substitute.



Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20 - Minister for the Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for the Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

Bethan Webb, Deputy Director, Welsh Language

Jeremy Evas, Head of Welsh Language Promotion

Supporting documents:


2.1 The Minister and her officials responded to questions from Members of the Committee and agreed to provide:


·         A breakdown of the funding allocation for the sabbatical scheme; and

·         The action plan of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, in relation to further education – when it becomes available.

(10:30 - 11:30)


Annual Scrutiny of Ofcom Wales

Eleanor Marks, Director, Ofcom Wales

Lindsey Fussell, Group Director, Consumer External Relations



3.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Committee Members and agreed to provide:


·         A memorandum of understanding on what the regulatory function is and who does what in relation to Ofcom’s relationship with S4C; and

·         A note on the level of awareness amongst non-Welsh speakers relating to Ofcom’s requirement that 53% of programmes on S4C must be subtitled.


Paper(s) to note


4.1 Committee Members noted the papers.


Letter to the Chair from Adam Somerset: National Theatre of Wales

Supporting documents:


Letter to the Chair from the Chair of Petitions Committee: Petition P-05-840 Fair Funding for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and all other Local Authorities

Supporting documents:


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


5.1 The motion was agreed.

(11:30 - 11:45)


Private debrief


6.1 Committee Members discussed the evidence received.

(11:45 - 12:00)


Discussion of approach to oral evidence


7.1 Committee Members discussed their approach to taking oral evidence.



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