§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will list the members of the United Kingdom Sports Council, the countries and sports they represent, their period of tenure of office and any moneys paid to them as members. 
§ Mr. Banks
[holding answer 9 June 1997]: The UKSC's Royal Charter provides for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for National Heritage, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to nominate one member each from their respective Home Country Sports Councils as a member of the UKSC. Other members of the UKSC are appointed in a personal capacity, solely on the basis of merit and their suitability for the post, and not to represent particular countries or sports. While the Royal Charter provides for the remuneration of the Chairman and members of the Council, if the Secretary of State so directs, no members of the UKSC currently receive remuneration for their services.
The current members of the United Kingdom Sports Council are:
Sir Rodney Walker—appointed as a member on 19 September 1996 for 3 years and Acting Chairman since 14 May 1997.182W
(Chairman of the English Sports Council, Chairman of the Rugby Football League).
Mr. Don Allen—appointed 19 September 1996 for 3 years.
(Chairman of the Sports Council for Northern Ireland, former Irish League footballer).
Mr. Graeme Simmers, OBE, CA—appointed 19 September 1996 for 3 years.
(Chairman of the Scottish Sports Council, former Chairman of the Championships Committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews).
Mr. Ossie Wheatley, CBE—appointed 19 September 1996 for 3 years.
(Chairman of the Sports Council for Wales, former Chairman of Glamorgan County Cricket Club).
Mr. Craig Reedie—appointed 19 September 1996 for 3 years.
(Chairman of the British Olympic Association, former Chairman and President of the International Badminton Federation).
Professor Sarah Springman—appointed 19 September 1996 for 3 years.
(Vice-President of the International Triathlon Union).
Dr. Mary Nevill—appointed 1 October 1996 for 3 years.
(former British hockey player, Olympic medallist and international coach).
Mr. Adrian Moorhouse, MBE-appointed 06 February 1997 for 3 years.
(former British swimmer and Olympic medallist).
Ms Judy Simpson—appointed 06 February 1997 for 3 years.
(former British heptathlete, Commonwealth medallist, and President of the Women's Sports Foundation).