HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 c194W
Dr. Tony Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list the(a) occupations and (b) employers of members of the Independent Review of the Future of the Royal Opera House Companies and the English National Opera. [66692]

Mr. Chris Smith

Members of the working group which reviewed the future of lyric theatre in London are listed, together with their occupations and employers, where applicable, at that time. The members were appointed to the working group by the Chairman, Sir Richard Eyre. Appointments were made in a personal capacity, taking into account members' expertise and experience. They did not represent specific organisations.

Other statistics may also be taken into account, e.g., The English Sports Council uses the Index of Local Deprivation plus a table showing 85 local authority areas where there are pockets of urban deprivation together with a list of Rural Development Areas, the poorest non-urban places.