Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee meeting via Zoom

Contact: Manon George 

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Transcript: Transcript for 12/05/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

Items
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1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the first virtual 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 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 agreed that David Melding MS would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22. 

1.4        There were no apologies or declarations of interest. 

 

(10:00- 11:00)

2.

COVID-19: Evidence session with the Welsh Government

Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas – Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

Jason Thomas - Director for Culture, Tourism and Sport

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 Members questioned the Deputy Minister and his officials about Covid-19 and its impact on areas within the Committee’s remit, and his department’s response to date to the pandemic. 

3.

Papers to note

Minutes:

The Committee noted the following papers:     

                                 

 

3.1

Correspondence with BBC

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members agreed to write to the Director of BBC Nations and Regions to clarify that BBC Wales is not a local broadcaster.

3.2

Correspondence from Wales Community Radio Network

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members agreed to write to the Welsh Government about the issues raised in the letter from the Wales Community Radio Network. 

3.3

Correspondence with Media Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members agreed to write to the Welsh Government about the issues raised in the letter from Media Wales.

3.4

Briefing from BBC Cymru Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members noted the paper.

4.

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

Minutes:

4.1 This item was not reached.

(11:00-11:05)

5.

Inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on culture, the creative industries, heritage and sport: agree terms of reference

Minutes:

5.1 This item was not reached. Members agreed the terms of reference electronically. 

 

 

 

 

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