§ Mr Liddell-Grainger
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister who the members are of the Committee for English Regions; who funds the Committee; and who is responsible for the Campaign for the English Regions. 
§ Mr. Leslie
I am not aware of any organisation called the "Committee for English Regions". There is, however, a Regional Affairs Standing Committee and a EU Committee of the Regions. The former is funded by Parliament and its members are.
Name Constituency Party Candy Atherton Falmouth & Cambourne Labour Henry Bellingham North West Norfolk Conservative Karen Buck Regent's Park & Kensington North Labour Louise Ellman Liverpool Riverside Labour Nigel Evans Ribble Valley Conservative Andrew George St Ives Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb North Norfolk Liberal Democrat John Mann Bassetlaw Labour Denis Murphy Wansbeck Labour Ian Pearson Dudley South Labour Lawrie Qinn Scarborough & Whitby Labour Anthony Steen Totnes Conservative Derek Wyatt Sittingbourne & Sheppey Labour
The Chair is selected from the Chairman's Panel and will vary from meeting to meeting.361W
The EU Committee of the Regions has 16 full members from England. It is funded by the EU. The full members from England are.
Full Members Region Authority Party Derek Boden North West Bury (Metropolitan District) Labour Michael Davey North East Northumberland (County) Labour The hon. Joan Taylor East Midlands Nottinghamshire (County) Labour Muriel Barker Yorkshire & Humberside North East Lincolnshire (Unitary) Labour Albert Bore West Midlands Birmingham (Metropolitan District) Labour Ken Bodfish QBE South East Brighton & Hove (Unitary) Labour Dame Sally Powell DBE London Hammersmith and Fulham (London) Labour Margaret Eaton Yorkshire and Humberside Bradford (Metropolitan District) Conservative Gordon Keymer South East Tandridge (District) Conservative Sir Simon Day South West Devon (County) Conservative The rt hon The Lord East Essex (County) Conservative Hanningfield DL The Baroness (Joan) Hanham CBE London Kensington and Chelsea (London) Conservative Ruth Coleman South West North Wiltshire (District) Liberal Democrat Lord Tope CBE London Sutton (London) Liberal Democrat Peter Moore Yorkshire & Humberside Sheffield (Metropolitan District) Liberal Democrat Milner Whiteman West Midlands Bridgnorth (District) Independent
The Campaign for the English Regions is an independent body, receiving no central Government funding, which aims to secure a commitment to regional government from all political parties.