Welsh Affairs Committee Formal Minutes

THURSDAY 17 MARCH 2005

Meeting as part of an enlarged Culture, Welsh Language and Sport Committee of the National Assembly for Wales, in Cardiff.

Members present:

Mr Martyn Jones, in the Chair

Mr Martin Caton
Hywel Williams
Julie Morgan
Mr Roger Williams
Albert Owen

The Committee deliberated.

Ofcom Review of Broadcasting in Wales: Clive Jones, Chief Executive, ITV News Group; Huw Jones, Chief Executive, S4C; Keith Jones, Head of Welsh Language Programmes, BBC Wales; Roger Lewis, Managing Director, ITV Wales; Menna Richards, Controller, BBC Wales; Elan Closs Stephens CBE, Chair, S4C; Meic Birtwistle, National Union of Journalists; David Donovan, Wales National Official, Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union; Professor Tom O’Malley, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth; Rhys Williams, Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union; Sue Balsom, Member of the Content Board, Office of Communications; Rhodri Williams, Director for Wales, Office of Communications; and Tony Stoller, External Relations Director, Office of Communications; were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 23 March at a quarter to Ten 0’clock.