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Transcript: Transcript for 29/09/2021 - Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee

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(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting of the Culture, Communications, Language, Sport and International Relations Committee.

 

1.2 In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health but that the meeting would be broadcast live on www.senedd.tv.

 

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

 

1.4 In accordance with Standing Order 17.24A, Heledd Fychan MS, Carolyn Thomas MS and Tom Giffard made declarations of relevant interests:

 

Heledd Fychan MS declared the following interests: she is a councillor on Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council; she is a governor at Ysgol Gynradd Cymraeg Evan James and she supported the judicial review of the reorganisation of schools in Pontypridd.

 

Carolyn Thomas MS declared that she is a councillor in Flintshire County Council

 

Tom Giffard MS declared that he is a councillor in Bridgend County Council

(09.30-10.30)

2.

Ministerial scrutiny session: Minister for Education and the Welsh Language

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and the Welsh Language

Owain Lloyd, Director of Education and Welsh Language

Bethan Webb, Deputy Director – Welsh Language

 

 

Research Brief

Welsh Government written evidence paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Education and Welsh Language.

(10.45-11.05)

3.

General scrutiny of the Welsh Language Commissioner

Aled Roberts, Welsh Language Commissioner

Dyfan Sion, Office of the Welsh Language Commissioner

Gwenith Price, Office of the Welsh Language Commissioner

 

Research brief

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Welsh Language Commissioner.

(11.05-12.05)

4.

Scrutiny of the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Annual Report 2020-21 and Assurance Report 2020-21

Aled Roberts, Welsh Language Commissioner

Dyfan Sion, Office of the Welsh Language Commissioner

Gwenith Price, Office of the Welsh Language Commissioner

 

Annual Report 2020-21

 

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Welsh Language Commissioner.

 

(12.05-12.10)

5.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The papers were noted.

5.3

Letter from the Welsh Language Commissioner to the Chair of the Local Government and Housing Committee

Supporting documents:

5.4

Letter to the Welsh Government following the Ministerial Scrutiny session with the Minister for Economy and the Deputy Minister for the Arts and Sport and Chief Whip

Supporting documents:

5.5

Letter to the Welsh Government on the impact of the sale of Bad Wolf

Supporting documents:

(12.10)

6.

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

Minutes:

6.1 The Motion was agreed.

(12.10-12.20)

7.

Private debrief

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to write to the Welsh Government on issues raised in the meeting.

 

7.2 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to write to the Welsh Language Commissioner on issues raised in the meeting.

 

(12.20-12.30)

8.

Discussion of Forward Work Programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee discussed the draft forward work programme and agreed to write to Business Committee to request extra meeting time.