An independent review of Literature Wales has provoked a furious reaction from its Head, and there are calls for proper Assembly scrutiny to be undertaken before any ministerial decisions are taken on the recommendations.

 

The calls come from Shadow Heritage & Culture Secretary, Suzy Davies, who cautioned against “rushing to praise or condemn”.

She said:

 

“This report is a lengthy document, with a significant number of contributions from people in the industry, and we mustn’t rush to praise or condemn.

 

“The recommendations are controversial and reaction to them mixed as you might expect.

 

“However, it’s already clear to me that the findings need to be interrogated properly and not just accepted by the Cabinet Secretary.

 

“The Assembly has already signalled its intention to do so through the relevant Committee and I hope that the Cabinet Secretary will wait until we publish our findings before he makes any decision.”

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