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The Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales 

First published:
24 October 2013
Last updated:

This was published under the 2011 to 2016 administration of the Welsh Government

At the Vale of Glamorgan National Eisteddfod 2012 the then Minister Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews AM, raised the question of whether the Eisteddfod should modernise. A Task and Finish Group was established in October 2012 in order to present him with recommendations in relation to how this could be achieved. The chair of the group was Roy Noble.

The Report and Recommendations published today reflects the findings of the Group’s work. We very much welcome this report, which makes a number of important recommendations. We will now consider the recommendations and respond in full in due course.  

In the meantime, we would like to express our gratitude to Roy Noble and the Members of the Task Group for all their work in producing the report and the recommendations:


  • Roy Noble, Chair
  • Peter Florence 
  • Yr Arglwydd Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM
  • Eirlys Pritchard Jones
  • Sioned Wyn Roberts 
  • Nia Parry
  • Bethan Elfyn
  • Aran Jones 
  • John Pritchard 
  • Ali Yassine
  • Sian Eirian


The  report is available online.