Concise Minutes - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee meeting via Zoom

Meeting date: Thursday, 24 September 2020

Meeting time: 09.30 - 12.10
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Assembly Members:

Helen Mary Jones MS (Temporary Chair)

John Griffiths MS

Carwyn Jones MS

David Melding MS


Lowri Jones, Mentrau Iaith Cymru

Siân Lewis, Urdd

Betsan Moses, National Eisteddfod of Wales

Helgard Krause, Welsh Books Council

Efa Gruffudd Jones, National Centre for Learning Welsh

Bethan Ruth, Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg

Tegwen Morris, Merched y Wawr

Caryl Haf, Young Farmer's Club

Committee Staff:

Martha Da Gama Howells (Second Clerk)

Angharad Roche (Deputy Clerk)

Osian Bowyer (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Apologies were received from Mick Antoniw MS.



2       COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of the outbreak on the Welsh language

Members asked questions on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the promotion of the Welsh language. Members agreed to write to the witnesses with further questions.



3       COVID-19: Evidence on the impact of the outbreak on the Welsh language



4       Paper(s) to note

Members noted the paper.



4.1   Response by the Welsh Government to the report of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee: Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Heritage, Museums and Archives.



5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the remainder of the meeting

Members agreed the motion.



6       Private Debrief

Members agreed to write to the witnesses requesting further information on the costs of digital provision and rural internet connectivity.





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