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Radio Wales and S4C: Finance

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 108632, tabled on 20 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what role the Welsh Government will have in the determination of future funding arrangements of S4C and BBC Radio Cymru, in the context of her statement of 16 January 2022 that the most recent licence fee announcement will be the last.

Answered on

27 January 2022

The Government has committed to maintain the current licence fee funding model for the duration of this eleven year Charter period, until 2027.

We will be reviewing the licence fee funding model well in advance of the next Charter period.

The UK Government has a strong record of demonstrating its commitment to minority language broadcasting to ensure that our broadcasting sector services all audiences of the UK nations and regions.