HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 cc3-4W
Mr. Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the accountability of English Heritage. [138867]

Mr. Alan Howarth

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is answerable to Parliament for the policies and performance of all public bodies sponsored by the Department, including English Heritage. In addition, the Chief Executive of English Heritage, as its Accounting Officer, and the Accounting Officer of DCMS are responsible to Parliament for the resources under their control, and can be summoned to appear before the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons.