The Welsh Affairs Committee has published its Second Report of Session 2008-09 on Globalisation and its impact on Wales (
HC 184-I and
HC 184-II) on Thursday 12 February 2009 at 00.01hrs.
The Welsh Affairs Committee agreed to undertake an inquiry into Globalisation and its impact on Wales. This major inquiry focused principally on four main themes: employment, population, food and broadcasting. The Committee welcomed written evidence from interested parties on all or any of the four main aspects of this inquiry, as follows -
The relocation of jobs; the implications of EU enlargement for employment prospects in Wales; the impact of eastern and southern Asia on manufacturing and service industries in Wales; skills shortage and how it can be addressed, internally and externally.
2. Population and population movement:
Demographic change in Wales and its implications for the personal care of senior citizens; the balance between urban and rural communities in the context of the Wales Spatial Plan; migration flows.
3. Food production and supply:
Food production; the role of the major supermarkets, their supply chains and the operation of the voluntary code of practice; public sector food procurement; local sourcing.
4. Broadcasting and the creative industries:
The changing nature of public service and independent broadcasting in Wales; the end of analogue; the growth of local radio stations; Welsh language and other minority language provision; coverage; changes to viewing and listening patterns; employment in the creative industries in Wales; and lessons from other parts of the world.
Interested parties are invited to submit written evidence to the Clerk of the Committee at the address above. If possible, please supply an electronic version in MS Word or Rich Text format, either by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or on a disk. If submitted by e mail or an e mail attachment, a letter should also be sent validating the e mail. Further guidance on the submission of evidence can be found at: www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/witguide.htm
Witnesses should be aware that once written evidence has been submitted to the Committee it is treated as the property of the Committee. It is the Committee’s intention to place written papers on its website, and these may be subsequently printed with the report.
Memoranda submitted so far to the Committee on Globalisation and its impact on Wales.
VISIT: WELSH AFFAIRS COMMITTEE VISIT TO SPAIN
VISIT: WELSH AFFAIRS COMMITTEE VISIT TO MID WALES
VISIT: WELSH AFFAIRS COMMITTEE VISIT TO CHINA
VISIT: WELSH AFFAIRS COMMITTEE VISIT TO NORTH WALES
VISIT: WELSH AFFAIRS COMMITTEE VISIT TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND POLAND
ORAL EVIDENCE SESSIONS:
Tuesday 5 February 2008 (uncorrected) HC 34-xi
Oral evidence from Menna Richards, Controller, BBC Wales; Ron Jones, Executive Chairman, Tinopolis PLC; Sion Hughes, Director of Art, Design and Humanities. NEWI
Tuesday 29 January 2008 (uncorrected) HC 34-x
Oral evidence from Humphry Trevelyan, Co-Director, Skillset Screen Academy Wales; Gwion Owain, Chief Executive, TAC; and Rhodri Williams, Director, Ofcom
Tuesday 22 January 2008 (uncorrected) HC 34-ix
Oral evidence from Tim Hartley, Director, S4C; and Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Dept of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University
Tuesday 15 January 2008 (uncorrected) HC 34-viii
Oral evidence from Elis Owen, Managing Director, ITV Wales; and the National Union of Journalists
Tuesday 12 June 2007 (uncorrected) HC 281-xii
Oral evidence from Sir Adrian Webb
Tuesday 22 May 2007 (uncorrected) HC 281-x
Oral evidence from Sir Digby Jones and Professor David Reynolds; Severn Barrage presentation
Monday 14 May 2007 - North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, Wrexham (uncorrected) HC 281-ix
Oral evidence from Ms Charlie Jones, Transport and General Workers' Union, and Barbara Hale, TUC Wales; Councillor Aled Roberts, Leader, Wrexham County Borough Council; and John Gallanders, Chief Officer, Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (at 3.30pm).
Wednesday 9 May 2007 (uncorrected) HC 281-viii
Oral evidence from Professor Merfyn Jones, Bangor University; and Amanda Wilkinson, Chair, Higher Education Wales.
Tuesday 24 April 2007 (uncorrected) HC 281-vii
Oral evidence from Corus/Tata ; and Community (Joint Unions, Corus/Tata)
TUESDAY 20 MARCH 2007 (uncorrected) HC 281-vi
Oral evidence from Wales Tourism Alliance; and Ms Ann Lloyd, Director, Health and Social Services Department, Welsh Assembly.
TUESDAY 13 MARCH 2007 (uncorrected) HC 281-v
Oral evidence from Andrew Davies AM, Minister for Enterprise, Innovation and Networks, Welsh Assembly Government and officials; and the Federation of Small Businesses.
TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2007 (uncorrected) HC 281-iv
Oral evidence from Burberry; and GMB Union
TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2007 (uncorrected) HC 281-iii
Oral evidence from BT; Admiral Insurance Company; and Amicus
TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2007 (uncorrected) HC 281-ii
Oral evidence from Rt Hon Ian McCartney MP, Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Foreign Affairs; and Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS).
TUESDAY 30 JANUARY 2007 (uncorrected) HC 281-i
Oral evidence form the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Wales.; Wales TUC
12/02/2009 Report Published
05/02/2009 Publication of Report
17/04/2008 Visit to Spain
28/11/2007 Visit to Mid Wales
14/11/2007 Visit to China
10/05/2007 North Wales Visit
24/04/2007 Committee Visit
23/01/2007 Oral Evidence Sessions
17/01/2007 New Inquiry