§ 27. Geraint Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on Cardiff s bid to become the European capital of culture. 
§ Mr. Touhig
Cardiff is Europe's youngest capital, a multicultural city which serves a country rich in both traditional and contemporary culture. Sense of place is a defining quality of Welsh culture. Our locality and our community is a strong part of our identity. Cardiff s European capital of culture bid looks at the new ways that the city can work for the people and the cultural communities across the whole of Wales, and my right hon. Friend and I wholeheartedly endorse it.