§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many members there are on each(a) regional sports board and (b) regional arts board; and how many of each are local government councillors. 
§ Mr. Caborn
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is not responsible for appointing the members of the nine regional sports boards and the nine regional arts boards. Sport England (SE) and Arts Council England (ACE) will be able to provide the requested information. The Chair of each regional arts board has a place on the main ACE board, as do three of the SE Regional Sports Board Chairs at any one time on a rotational basis. The Secretary of State has a role in these appointments and a list of current Regional Chairs follows, one of whom is a local government councillor.
Chairs Regional arts council chairs East Professor Stuart Timperley East Midlands Stephen Lowe London Lady Hollick North East Paul Collard North West Tom Bloxham MBE South East Deborah Grubb South West Professor Alan Livingston West Midlands Dorothy Wilson Yorkshire Sir Norman Adsetts QBE Regional sports board chairs East Robin Miller East Midlands Len Jackson1 London VACANT North East Tim Cantle-Jones North West Andy Worthington South East Mary Me Anally South West Ged Roddy1 West Midlands Vacant Yorkshire Peter Price1,2 1Currently on the national board of Sport England 2 Member of Sheffield City Council