Concise Minutes - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee  meeting via Zoom

Meeting date: Thursday, 25 June 2020

Meeting time: 13.30 - 16.15
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/6384


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Helen Mary Jones MS (Temporary Chair)

Mick Antoniw MS

John Griffiths MS

Carwyn Jones MS

David Melding MS

Witnesses:

Pauline Burt, Ffilm Cymru

Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Cymru Wales

Mark Davyd, Music Venues Trust

Owen Evans, S4C

Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes, ITV Wales

Gareth Williams, TAC

Sara Pepper, Cardiff University

Committee Staff:

Martha Da Gama Howells (Second Clerk)

Robin Wilkinson (Researcher)

Manon Huws (Legal Adviser)

 

<AI1>Members held a minute’s silence to remember Mohammad Asghar MS.

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee.  

 

1.2     In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that she had determined that the public were excluded from attending the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health. 

1.3   The Chair stated that if for any reason she dropped out of the meeting, the Committee had agreed that David Melding MS would act as Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22. 

1.4    There were no apologies or declarations of interest. 

 

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2       COVID 19: Evidence on the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on the creative industries

2.1     Members questioned the following witnesses concerning Covid-19 and its impact on the creative industries in Wales:

 

Sara Pepper, Director of Creative Economy, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Gareth Williams, Chair, TAC

Pauline Burt, Director, Ffilm Cymru

Mark Davyd, Chief Executive Officer, Music Venues Trust

 

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3       COVID 19: Evidence on the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on public sector broadcasting

 

3.1 Members questioned the following witnesses about the impact of Covid-19 on public sector broadcasting in Wales:

 

Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Cymru Wales

Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes, ITV Cymru Wales

Owen Evans, Chief Executive, S4C

 

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4       Papers to note

 

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4.1   Correspondence with Bauer Media on Swansea Sound radio station

4.2     Members noted correspondence with Bauer Media regarding Swansea Sound radio station

 

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5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

 

5.1     The Committee agreed the Motion to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting.

 

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6       Private Debrief

 

6.1 Members agreed to publish a short report on the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on the creative industries

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