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Transcript: Transcript for 12/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

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1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

Members agreed that in the event of any reason whereby Helen Mary Jones lost connection during the meeting, David Melding would become temporary Chair until Helen Mary Jones was able to rejoin the meeting.

(09.30-10.15)

2.

Tailored Review of The National Library of Wales

Pedr ap Llywd, Chief Executive and National Librarian, National Library of Wales

David Michael, Deputy Chief Executive, National Library of Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members discussed the findings of the Tailored Review with the National Librarian.

(10.30-11.15)

3.

Tailored Review of The National Library of Wales

Dafydd Elis-Thomas MS, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Welsh Government

Jason Thomas, Director, Culture, Sport and Tourism, Welsh Government

Steffan Roberts, Deputy Director, Welsh Government

Minutes:

Members discussed the Tailored Review with the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism.

(11.30-12.30)

4.

Support for news media

Rachel Howells

Emma Meese, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Karen Wahl-Jorgensen, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Ifan Morgan Jones, School of Music and Media, Bangor University

Nick Powell, National Union of Journalists

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members heard presentations from the witnesses and discussed support for the news media.

5.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

Members noted the papers

5.1

Welsh Government response to the short report on the impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on the Creative Industries

Supporting documents:

5.2

Welsh Government response to the short report on the Impact of the COVID-19 on journalism and local media

Supporting documents:

5.3

Correspondence with the Welsh Government on music teaching

Supporting documents:

5.4

Letter from the FDA on funding for the National Museum Wales and The National Library of Wales

Supporting documents:

6.

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.

(12.30-12.40)

7.

Private debrief

Minutes:

Members agreed to write to:

·         the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism with a summary of the issues facing news media and to request a statement on the Welsh Government’s response to the Tailored Review of the National Library of Wales;

·         the Minister for Education to ask about the use of the archives of the National Library of Wales and the new Curriculum and

·         the Public Appointments unit of the Welsh Government to ask for further details of the public appointments procedures.