Concise Minutes - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Thursday, 25 February 2021

Meeting time: 09.30 - 12.00
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Members of the Senedd:

Bethan Sayed MS (Chair)

Helen Mary Jones MS

Mick Antoniw MS

John Griffiths MS

Carwyn Jones MS

David Melding MS


Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Mental Health, Well-being and Welsh Language

Bethan Webb, Welsh Government

Jeremy Evas, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Rhys Morgan (Clerk)

Martha Da Gama Howells (Second Clerk)

Angharad Roche (Deputy Clerk)

Osian Bowyer (Researcher)

Robin Wilkinson (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Apologies were received from Carwyn Jones. Mike Hedges attended as a substitute.

Mike Hedges made a declaration of interest as his daughter is considering a career in Welsh language education.




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

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




3       Paper(s) to note

Members noted the papers.




3.1   Response to the report on the inquiry into live music industry from Cardiff Music Board



3.2   Correspondence with the Welsh Government on the  draft Welsh Language Standards (No. 8) Regulations




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

The motion was passed.




5       Scrutiny of the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and the Welsh Language: consideration of evidence

Members considered the evidence.




6       Inquiry into the devolution of broadcasting: discussion of draft report

Members discussed the draft report. Revisions were made and it was agreed that the amended version of the draft report would be considered at the next meeting.





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