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Government of Wales (Devolved Powers) Bill [HL] – Second Reading – Lord Wigley.
My Lords, the Minister will be aware that Wales has a vibrant television and film industry and that back-to-back films have been exported to over 100 countries. Given that ministerial responsibility for the creative arts in Wales is devolved but that for television is not, will he ensure that S4C is adequately funded to maximise the benefit that comes from this sector?
My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for having made this statement, but will he appreciate that the effect of this sort of change goes beyond the usual channels in this House? It affects those outside who have to live with the consequences of the legislation and want to brief Members of the House accordingly. In this instance, the weekend before last, I spent the whole weekend going...
Plaid Cymru Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 24 January 2011
Previously MP for Caernarfon until 14 May 2001 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 28 February 1974 — General election
Also represented Caernarfon; Caernarvon
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
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