David TC Davies, Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee, writes to George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Chancellor is asked to consider conducting an independent review into the remit and scope of S4C.
Purpose of the letter
In the letter, the Chancellor is asked to consider conducting an independent review into the remit and scope of S4C. This is to allow for a better understanding of S4C’s ability to produce dedicated, high-quality Welsh language programming prior to any further decisions on funding.
The letter comes as the Welsh Affairs Committee continue their inquiry into broadcasting in Wales. During evidence sessions, witnesses have said that previous funding cuts have already had a negative impact on the channel’s output.