Concise Minutes - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Meeting time: 09.00 - 12.43
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Assembly Members:

Bethan Jenkins AM (Chair)

Hannah Blythyn AM

Suzy Davies AM

Neil Hamilton AM

Dai Lloyd AM

Jeremy Miles AM

Lee Waters AM


Sarah Dafydd, Business Enhancement and Change Manager

Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

Jacquie Hughes, Ofcom

Paul Kindred, Welsh Government

Adam Price AM, Commissioner

Craig Stephenson, Director of Commission Services

Rhodri Williams, Ofcom, Ofcom

Committee Staff:

Steve George (Clerk)

Adam Vaughan (Second Clerk)

Osian Bowyer (Researcher)

Robin Wilkinson (Researcher)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 Apologies were received from Dawn Bowden. There were no substitutions.





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2       The Future of S4C: Evidence Session 9

2.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.




3       Scrutiny of the Draft Official Languages Scheme: Evidence Session


3.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.



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



4       Draft operating licence for the BBC’s UK Public Services: Evidence Session with Ofcom Wales

4.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.




5       Paper(s) to note

5.1 Members noted the papers.




5.1   Letter to the Chair from Beverly Francis: Save Womanby Street Campaign



5.2   S4C Response to Report Recommendations: The Big Picture - The Committee's Initial Views on Broadcasting in Wales



5.3   The Future of S4C: Further information from TAC




6       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for item 7

6.1 The motion was agreed.




7       Private Debrief

7.1 Members considered the evidence received.