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Transcript: Transcript for 05/08/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Alun Davies MS to the meeting and noted apologies from John Griffiths MS.

(09:30-10:10)

2.

Inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on journalism and local media

Alan Edmunds and Paul Rowland, Reach PLC

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members discussed Reach plc’s proposed reorganisations plans and the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak with Paul Rowland and Alan Edmunds.

(10:25-11:05)

3.

Inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on journalism and local media

Martin Shipton and Pamela Morton, National Union of Journalists

 

Minutes:

Members discussed Reach plc’s proposed reorganisations plans and the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak with Martin Shipton and Pamela Morton.

 

4.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

Members noted the papers.

4.1

Letter from the National Union of Journalists

Supporting documents:

4.2

Welsh Government response to the report on the impact of COVID-19 on the arts

Supporting documents:

4.3

Letter from the Petitions Committee on the music feasibility study

Supporting documents:

4.4

Correspondence with the Welsh Government on the First Supplementary Budget 2020-21

Supporting documents:

5.

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

Minutes:

Members agreed the motion.

(11:05-11:20)

6.

Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

Members agreed to publish a short report on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on journalism and local media. Members agreed to write to Reach plc on the proposed redundancies and reorganisation in Wales.

11:20-11:40

7.

Inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on heritage, museums and archives: Consideration of draft report

Minutes:

Members suggested amendments and chose to agree the final draft via correspondence.

11:40-12:00

8.

Inquiry into public monuments: Draft Terms of Reference

Minutes:

Members suggested amendments and agreed to approve the final draft of the terms of reference via correspondence.

 

 

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