Welsh Affairs Committee Press Notice

10 March/For immediate release

Inquiry into English Language Broadcasting in Wales

The Welsh Affairs Committee has agreed to undertake a short inquiry examining English language broadcasting in Wales. There will be one oral evidence session in May 2009.

Terms of reference

The inquiry will focus on 3 key themes:

• Plurality in the provision of news in English for viewers and listeners in Wales;

• The cultural deficit in the broadcasting of Welsh culture in English for an audience in Wales, particularly in drama, light entertainment and music and arts; and

• The imbalance of production in UK broadcasting.

The Committee welcomes written submissions on this subject. The deadline for written submissions is 31 March 2009. An oral evidence session is provisionally scheduled to take place on 5 May 2009. Submissions should be emailed to welshcom@parliament.uk