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Transcript: Transcript for 28/09/2022 - Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee

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Expected timing No. Item

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 Apologies were received from the Chair, Delyth Jewell MS. The Committee agreed to elect Heledd Fychan MS as a temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

 

1.2 The temporary Chair welcomed Members to the meeting of the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee. The temporary Chair extended a special welcome to Sioned Williams MS as the Committee continues its joint inquiry with the Children, Young People, and Education Committee into Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESPs). Apologies were received from Buffy Williams MS.

 

(09.30-10.30)

2.

Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESPS): Evidence session with teaching unions

Eithne Hughes, Director, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

Ioan Rhys Jones, General Secretary, Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru (UCAC)

Siôn Amlyn, Policy and Casework Official, NASUWT

 

Research brief

Written evidence from Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru (UCAC)

Written evidence from NASUWT

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of Association of School and College Leaders; Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru (UCAC); and NASUWT.

(10.40-11.40)

3.

Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESPS): Evidence session with Welsh-medium education advocates

Heini Gruffudd, Chair, Dyfodol i’r Iaith

Toni Schiavone, Education Group Chair, Cymdeithas yr Iaith

Dyfan Sion, Strategic Director, Welsh Language Commissioner’s office

Elin Maher, Acting National Director, Rhieni Dros Addysg Gymraeg (RHAG)

 

Written evidence from Dyfodol i'r Iaith

Written evidence from Cymdeithas yr Iaith

Written evidence from the Welsh Language Commissioner's office

Written evidence from Rhieni Dros Addysg Gymraeg (RHAG)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of Dyfodol i’r Iaith; Cymdeithas yr Iaith; Welsh Language Commissioner’s office; and Rhieni Dros Addysg Gymraeg (RHAG).

 

3.2 In accordance with Standing Order 17.24A, Heledd Fychan MS and Sioned Williams MS made declarations of relevant interests.

(11.40)

4.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The papers were noted.

 

4.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Chair of the European Affairs Committee regarding its call for evidence for its inquiry into the future UK-EU relationship.

 

4.3 The Committee also agreed to write to the Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip regarding the development of a cultural strategy for Wales, specifically asking what role, if any, the Committee will have in the development of the strategy.

(11.40)

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1 The Motion was agreed.

(11.40-12.00)

6.

Private debrief

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(12.00-12.10)

7.

Challenges facing the creative industry workforce: Inquiry outline

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered and agreed the inquiry outline.