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Museums, Galleries and Archives Council

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to ensure that the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council co-operates with local authorities and with their representative bodies. [114466]

Mr. Chris Smith [holding answer 14 March 2000]: One of the key strategic objectives of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLAC) as set out in their consultation document of January 2000 is

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I am certain that MLAC will explore the ways in which constructive relationships can be forged between the local authorities and their representative bodies and MLAC.

Regional Cultural Consortiums

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will publish the membership of each regional cultural consortium. [114451]

Mr. Chris Smith [holding answer 14 March 2000]: Membership of some Consortiums is not yet complete. Current membership is as follows:

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East of England Cultural Consortium
Chair: Graham CreelmanManaging Director, Anglia TV
Amanda ArrowsmithEnglish Heritage Regional Commissioner
Peter BattrickEast of England Environment Forum
Jonathan BowmanChair, East of England Tourist Board
John BurgessChair, of Sport England (East)
Julian CampbellRegional Screen Commissioner
Jeremy CloverSuffolk County Council
Lorna DaviesChair, COVER (Home Office sponsored voluntary sector network)
Barry GeorgeRegional Library Service
Irene MacdonaldKings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
Anthony RowlandsSt. Albans City and District Council
Jacqualine RussellEast of England Development Agency
Wendy SilbyCambridgeshire County Council
Hazel SimmonsLuton Borough Council
Elizabeth StazickerChair, Regional Archives Council
Stuart TimperleyChair, Eastern Arts
Marion WilliamsArea Museums Council
East Midlands Cultural Consortium
Chair: Venu DhupaExecutive Director, Nottingham Playhouse
Sandra BarnesSouth Northamptonshire District Council
Heather BroughtonHead of Museums and Arts, Leicestershire County Council
Ted CassidyDeputy Chairman, East Midlands Development Agency
Ian CroftLincolnshire County Council
Devon DalyBBC Radio Nottingham
John DickieNorthampton Borough Council
Tim GarfieldRegional Director, Sport England (East Midlands)
HRH Duke of GloucesterEnglish Heritage Regional Commissioner
David JohnsonYear of the Artist
David LathropeAssistant Director, Libraries, Archives and Information, Nottinghamshire County Council
Alan McAinishChief Executive, Castle Ashby, Northampton
Ian McLennanNottingham City Council
Ned NewittLeicester City Council
Christine RoseChesterfield Borough Council
Rachel WatsonCounty Archivist, Northamptonshire County Records Office
Janet WoottonIndependent Television Commission (Midlands)
Culture North East
Chair: George GillLeader of Gateshead MBC
John BurtonSedgefield District Council
Patrick ConwayRegional Library System
Jane DarbyshireChartered Architect
Sarah DrummondHead of BBC Radio Newcastle
David FlemingDirector, Tyne and Wear Museums
Scott HenshallFashion designer
Deborah HunterFreelance film producer
George LoggieNorthern Arts
Winnie LowesNorthumberland County Council
Hugh Morgan WilliamsOne North East
Bob PendleburyNorthumbria Tourist Board
Liz ReesChief Archivist, Tyne and Wear Archive Services
Ione RippethGateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
Don RobsonChair, Northern Sport
Jacqui TaylorDirector, The Image Group (advertising agency)
Sue UnderwoodEnglish Heritage Regional Commissioner
James WrightVice-Chancellor, Newcastle University
North West Cultural Consortium
Chair: Felicity GoodeyBroadcaster
Liz BruenNorth West Arts Board
Paul CatchesideChair, North West Library System
John CommonsManchester City Council
Colin DoyleNorth West and Cumbria Tourist Boards
Jim GristenthwaiteChair, Regional Archives Council
Lloyd GrossmanNorth West Heritage Regional Commissioner
Guy HarkinBolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Pam HaywardChair, North West Museums Service
Stephen MatthewsCumbria County Council
Graham MorganKnowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
David NewtonChair, North West Sport
Peter PimbleyWyre Borough Council
Kath ReadeRegional Development Agency
Kath RobinsonManchester City Council
Brenda SmithManaging Director, Granada TV
South East Cultural Consortium
Chair: Sir David WatsonDirector, University of Brighton
Mary BaldwinAylesbury Vale District Council
Fred BullockRegional Library System
Richard ChildsChief Archivist, West Sussex
David DolmanSport England
Freddie Emery-WallisHampshire County Council
Cheryl HallKent County Council
Jon HartleyReading Borough Council
Heather HawkerSurrey County Council
Mary McAnallyRegional Development Agency (Managing Director, Meridian TV)
Kirsty McLeodEnglish Heritage Regional Commissioner
Stephen PhillipsRegional Arts Board
Robert TaylorSouth Eastern Museums Service
Roger ThomasRegional Tourist Board
South West Cultural Consortium
Chair: Adrian VinkenChief Executive, Theatre Royal (Plymouth) Ltd.
Paul BroughCity Archivist, Plymouth and West Devon Record Office
Robin BushSomerset County Council
Sue CliffordDirector, Common Ground Environment and Countryside
Caroline DudleyChair, South West Museums Council
Pauline DyerHead of Libraries and Heritage, Wiltshire County Council
Lady Elizabeth GassEnglish Heritage Regional Commissioner
Edward GillespieManaging Director, Cheltenham Racecourse
Alan LivingstonePrincipal, Falmouth College for Art; Chair, South West Arts
Andrew MayBristol City Council
Jeremy PayneManaging Director, HTV West
Stella PirieDirector, Regional Development Agency; Chair, Endeavour International
Pat RobertsBristol City Council; Vice Chair, Westcountry Tourist Board
Norman ThompsonRestormel District Council
Viv VinesChair, South West Sports
West Midlands Cultural Consortium
Chair: Baroness Christine CrawleyMember of the House of Lords
Derrick AndersonChief Executive, Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council
Jeff CarpenterWest Midlands Regional Museums Council
Stephen CleeWorcester City and District Council
Maureen ComptonStafford Borough Council
John CravenBBC Birmingham (rural issues)
Philip DavisEnglish Heritage Regional Commissioner
Elizabeth EdmondsonWolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council
John FletcherCoventry City Council
Mike FreemanDudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary HeaneyWest Midlands Regional Library System
Jean HolderStratford-on-Avon District Council
Peter JenkinsonNew Walsall Art Gallery
Christine KingAdvantage West Midlands
William LawrenceHeart of England Tourist Board
Sarah MontgomeryGeneral Manager, Warwick Castle
David MoorcroftChief Executive, UK Athletics
Nina NannarBBC Midlands Today
Rod NatkielRegional Arts Board
Carl RiceBirmingham City Council
Gwyn RobertsWest Midlands Sports Board
Richard SlawsonAssociated Architects
Ian SquiresManaging Director, Central Region Carlton Broadcasting
Roger VaughanChair of Regional Archives Council
Clare VenablesRoyal Shakespeare Company Education Officer
Yorkshire and the Humber Cultural Consortium
Chair: Chris HeinitzChair of Local Government Association Cultural Services Executive
David AshtonRegional Assembly for Yorkshire and Humberside
Rita BrittonPollyanna Ltd.
Tina DavyLeeds City Council
David GemmellRegional Tourist Board
Richard GregoryManaging Director, Yorkshire Television
Sue KnowlesDoncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Reg LittleboyAssociation of Yorks and Humber Library Services
Pat MarshHarrogate Borough Council
Richard MorrisEnglish Heritage Regional Commissioner
Christopher PriceRegional Arts Board
Peter PriceSport England
Mike PyeArea Museums Council
Novlette RennieNational Sports Development Co-ordinator for Sporting Equals
Liz RymerYorkshire Screen Commission
Alan SmithNorth Lincolnshire Council
Margaret TalbotLeeds Metropolitan University
Margaret TurnerRegional Archives Council
Phil WoodManager, Humberside Creative Town Initiative

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Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list the objectives of the regional cultural consortiums and make a statement on progress to date in meeting these objectives. [114452]

Mr. Chris Smith [holding answer 14 March 2000]: The aims of the eight Regional Cultural Consortiums are to:

The Consortiums have made an excellent start towards meeting these aims. Their diverse membership, recruited from across the range of cultural, creative and local government bodies in each region will enable them to represent and bring together effectively all their sectors and all the consortiums are currently working towards producing regional cultural strategies.

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