§ Mr. Peter Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list those of his appointees currently serving on national park authorities who have military backgrounds. 
Mr. Jon Owen Jones
[holding answer 10 March 1999]: Two Secretary of State appointees to the Welsh National Park Authorities, Dr. John Menon and Mr. Warren Dean Martin, have, in the past, served with the military.
This information is based upon current Welsh Office records and was provided voluntarily by the members. Applicants are not specifically asked to provide details of their military backgrounds.
Following the transfer of functions, National Park public appointments that are currently the responsibility of the Secretary of State will be transferred to the National Assembly.