Meetings

Scrutiny of the Welsh language

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 25/02/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Scrutiny of the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Welsh Language

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Minutes:

Members heard evidence from:

 

Eluned Morgan, Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and the

Welsh Language

 

Bethan Webb, Deputy Director, Welsh Language Division

 

Jeremy Evas, Head of Prosiect 2050


Meeting: 26/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Correspondence with the Welsh Government on Welsh language learning

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Minutes:

Members noted the paper.


Meeting: 08/10/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the National Library of Wales

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Minutes:

Members noted the paper and agreed to discuss the issues raised with the National Library of Wales and the Welsh Government.


Meeting: 01/10/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Annual Scrutiny of the Welsh Language Commissioner: Annual Report

Aled Roberts, Welsh Language Commissioner

Dyfan Sion, Strategic Director, Welsh Language Commission

Gwenith Price, Deputy Welsh Language Commissioner

 

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Minutes:

Members discussed the Annual Report with Aled Roberts, Dyfan Sion and Gwenith Price.


Meeting: 01/10/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Annual Scrutiny of the Welsh Language Commissioner: Assurance Report

Aled Roberts, Welsh Language Commissioner

Gwenith Price, Deputy Welsh Language Commissioner

Guto Dafydd, Senior Compliance Officer

 

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Meeting: 01/10/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government on the National Development Framework consultation

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Minutes:

Members noted the paper and agreed to take evidence on the National Development Framework and the Welsh language.


Meeting: 05/03/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

9 Inquiry into the use of Welsh in a digital world: agree terms of reference

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Committee Members agreed the terms of reference.


Meeting: 18/09/2019 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Annual scrutiny of the Welsh Language Commissioner

Aled Roberts, Welsh Language Commissioner

Gwenith Price, Strategic Director and Deputy Commissioner

Dyfan Sion, Strategic Director

 

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Minutes:

3.1 Aled Roberts responded to questions from the Committee.


Meeting: 10/07/2019 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General scrutiny session with the Permanent Secretary and the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language

Shan Morgan, Permanent Secretary

Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language

Dylan Hughes, First Legislative Counsel – Welsh Government

Bethan Webb, Deputy Director, Welsh Language – Welsh Government

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At 10.00am, the Committee observed a minute of silence in remembrance of the two individuals who lost their lives in the tragic rail incident in Margam last week.

2.1 The Permanent Secretary and the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language answered questions from members of the Committee.

2.2 The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language agreed to provide details of which festivals received funding this year.

2.3 The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language also agreed to provide further details on the e-sgol digital programme.

2.4 The Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language agreed to provide information regarding the Camau scheme and the roll out of nursery schemes.

2.5 The Permanent Secretary and the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language agreed to keep us informed with the development of the new Welsh Language strategy.

2.6 The Permanent Secretary and the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language agreed to provide details of the complaints received regarding Welsh Language Standards.

 


Meeting: 06/03/2019 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Letter from Cymdeithas I'r Iaith on proposed Welsh language regulations and healthcare

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Meeting: 12/12/2018 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Further information from the Welsh Language Commissioner

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Meeting: 04/10/2018 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Annual scrutiny of the Welsh Language Commissioner

Meri Huws, Welsh Language Commissioner

Dyfan Sion, Strategic Director

Gwenith Price, Strategic Director

 

Downloads:

 

2018-18 Annual Report

 

‘A Measure of Success’ – 2017-18 Assurance Report

 

Summary of ‘A Measure of Success’ – 2017-18 Assurance Report

 

Supporting documents:

  • Research Brief: Annual Report
  • Research Brief: Assurance Report

Minutes:

2.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

2.2 Gwenith Price agreed to provide the Committee with the names of the two health boards taking 15 days on average to reply to a Welsh email, as referred to in the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Assurance Report 2017-18.


Meeting: 20/06/2018 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from the Welsh Language Commissioner

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Meeting: 22/03/2018 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Correspondence from Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg

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Meeting: 18/01/2018 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Scrutiny of the Welsh language: Additional evidence from Welsh Language Commissioner

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Meeting: 18/01/2018 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 National Centre for Learning Welsh: General Scrutiny

Efa Gruffudd Jones, Chief Executive

Dona Lewis, Deputy Chief Executive / Director of Systems

Helen Prosser, Strategic Director

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  • Research Brief

Minutes:

2.1 Witnesses responded to Members’ questions.

 

2.2 The Chair requested for additional evidence to be sent to the committee.


Meeting: 06/12/2017 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Welsh Language Commissioner: Welsh Medium Childcare and Early Years Provision Briefing Note

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Meeting: 26/10/2017 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 General Scrutiny: Welsh Language Commissioner - Assurance Report

Meri Huws, Welsh Language Commissioner

Gwenith Price, Strategic Director

Guto Dafydd, Senior Compliance Officer

 

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Minutes:

3.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 26/10/2017 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 General Scrutiny: Welsh Language Commissioner - Annual Report

Meri Huws, Welsh Language Commissioner

Dyfan Sion, Strategic Director

 

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Minutes:

2.1 Witnesses responded to Members’ questions.

2.2 Sian Gwenllian asked for a paper from the Welsh Language Commissioner on her views of the process of having two bodies; one to focus on regulation and the other to focus on strategic issues.

2.3 Meri Huws highlighted the need to scrutinise the Welsh language in early years and apprenticeships. Dyfan Sion referred to a brief which would be published which they could share with the Committee containing this information.

2.4 Lee Waters asked for clarification on the number of individual complaints received. Meri Huws said she would provide this information to the Committee.

 

 


Meeting: 24/05/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

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Meeting: 10/05/2017 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Consultation Responses: National Assembly for Wales – Draft Official Languages Scheme

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Meeting: 02/03/2017 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Letter to the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee: Welsh in Education Strategic Plans

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Meeting: 02/03/2017 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Letter to the Chair from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee: Welsh in Education Strategic Plans

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Meeting: 15/02/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from Welsh Language Commissioner to the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

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Meeting: 15/02/2017 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Welsh Language Commissioner to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure: Welsh in Education Strategic Action Plans

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Meeting: 14/12/2016 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Welsh Language Commissioner: Consideration of Annual Report 2014/15 and 5-year Report

Meri Huws, Welsh Language Commissioner

Dyfan Sion, Director of Policy and Research

Huw Gapper, Senior Officer, Policy and Research

 

The Welsh Language Commissioner’s reports can be accessed below:

5-year Report

Annual Report 2015-16

Minutes:

4.1 The Welsh Language Commissioner responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 06/10/2016 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Reply from the Cabinet Secretary for Education: Scrutiny of the Welsh Language


Meeting: 14/09/2016 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Scrutiny of the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language: Scrutiny of Welsh Language