Today I received first this:
Good Morning Mrs Comben
Many thanks for your email and comments relating to the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee S4C review inquiry. You make a very good point about the inclusion of all types of programming and we hope that those taking part in the survey consider all programming methods when completing the survey.
I have copied the Committee clerking team into this email in order to forward your comments and suggestions, which may then be considered in the course of the inquiry. If you’d like to know a little more about the Committee, you can click on the following link which will take you to the Committee’s webpage: http://www.assembly.wales/en/bus-home/committees/Pages/Committee-Profile.aspx?cid=445
Also, if you would like further information on the S4C review, being conducted by the Committee, please click on the following link: http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=17122
Diolch o galon am eich sylwadau
Uwch Swyddog Cyswllt ac Allgymorth
Senior Outreach and Liaison Officer
Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru
National Assembly for Wales
T: 0300 200 7229
Note above links available to all!
Next I received this:-
Dear Sir / Madam
Thank you for your response to the consultation issued by the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee as part of its inquiry into the future of S4C.
Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee,
National Assembly for Wales,
Cardiff CF99 1NA
which added copies of my letter and the above, so is not just a formulaic response to the original consultation reply.
For completeness, here is a copy of the e-mail I had sent:-
To the Committee on Culture, Welsh Language and Communications:-
I have tried to respond to the Consultation on the future of S4C. but am unsure if the attempt reached you as the last question asked where I lived and only Welsh areas were options. I live in Scotland and watch S4C every day via Sky. I presume Sky pay S4C for this and if they do not, that is one change which should be made to bring in needed funds.
I have been relearning Welsh via the SaySomethinginWelsh on line facility and have met people from all over the world on the SSiW Forum, all of whom greatly value such S4C programs as they can access. This seems to vary widely and all would happily pay a subscription to S4CInternational to get as many programs as possible.
I started a petition to the UK Government Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when S4C’s finances first began to be cut.
The Public Signature list is available on line at
The many comments stress the value placed upon the Channel and our ancient and beautiful language, which is an asset to tourism, not a detriment.
Please would you take account of the value of all types of programs to the diaspora as well as those within Wales.
Please note that I am now 75, so my license fee is, I believe, now borne by the BBC. If I could choose I would donate it to S4C and, actually, I would be happy to continue paying while I am alive.
Sorry this is all so long, but hope its helpful! @Deborah-SSi? @siaronjames