Mayor answers to London

London Arts Council

Question number3196/2009
Meeting date18/11/2009

Question by Darren Johnson

What is your timetable for re-advertising, interviewing and nominating the Chair of the London Arts Council?

Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)

The timetable for my appointment of the Chair of the London Region of the Arts Council England has been put back somewhat by the Secretary of State not only deciding to use his veto but also taking over two months to do so.

The latest position is that I have written to the Secretary of State outlining my intention to re-advertise the role.

I intend to proceed with the re-advertisement at the end of November with a deadline for responses during January. Shortlisting will then be in mid-February and interviews in early March. I shall then consider the panel’s recommendations.

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Darren Johnson