§ 31. Mr. Soames
To ask the Minister for the Arts what progress has been made on the setting up of the new regional arts boards.
§ Mr. Renton
I am delighted to tell my hon. Friend that excellent progress has been made. The 10 new regional arts boards formally came into being as planned on 1 October this year. The chairman and vast majority of board members have been appointed, and there remains only a small number of staff appointments to be made.