§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what local government representation there is on the governing body of English Heritage.
§ Mr. Dorrell
[holding answer 19 December 1994]: English Heritage's governing body is its commission. Sir Hugh Cubitt, who has been a member of the commission for six years, is a former member and leader of Westminster city council and a former chairman of the council's planning committee. His appointment ends on 31 December 1994. When making future appointments to the commission, due regard will be given to the National Heritage Act 1983 and the desirability of at least one member having knowledge of local government.