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You decide what issue an Assembly committee should be looking at – new poll launches


​A new poll will ask people in Wales what issue they think a National Assembly committee should be examining.

Using a laptop to vote in an online poll

Following on from a previous successful survey, which resulted in an inquiry into 'funding for and access to music education', the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee is once again asking for people to cast their vote.

The Committee has chosen seven subjects taken from suggestions made during a public consultation in 2016 and other issues which have come to light during this Assembly.

The poll will be conducted over the summer with the winner one of three subjects the Committee hopes to look at later this year.

The topics to choose from are:

  • Literature in Wales;

  • Teaching of Welsh history, culture and heritage in schools;

  • Community involvement in protecting the heritage of Wales;

  • Supporting traditional and unique Welsh art forms;

  • Improving diversity in provision and uptake of arts and culture in Wales;

  • Using the Arts to improve health and wellbeing; and,

  • Welsh in the digital world

The Chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee, Bethan Sayed AM, will launch the poll during an event held at the Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay:

"At the beginning of this Assembly, we asked people to democratically choose one of the subjects that the Committee should look into.

"We held an open public poll in which we received over 2,600 responses. People voted and they decided that we should hold an inquiry into Music Education.

"We published our report in June and we've made a range of, I think, quite strong recommendations to the Welsh Government.

"In the autumn we're going to be starting three new inquiries. One of these will again be chosen by an open democratic process where people can vote for their choice of one of seven possible inquiries. 

"We'll also be asking the public to suggest other areas for the Committee to look at over the longer term."

People can vote, either online, or via paper ballots in the Senedd.

The poll will close on Monday 8 October and people can found out more information about the work of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee from its web pages or via Twitter.


You decide

Our Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee want you to vote on a subject they'll look at this coming year.

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