§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his answer of 10 December 1998,Official Report, column 285, on the Welsh Arts Council, if he will make a statement on his latest plans on this matter; and when he expects to make an announcement on the appointment of a chairman. 
§ Mr. Michael
I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 25 February 1999,Official Report, column 437.
Following the transfer of functions, such appointments will be a matter for the National Assembly in future.