HL Deb 26 June 2000 vol 614 c52WA
Earl Attlee

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Who is the chairman of the Council of the National Army Museum; and when he last chaired a full meeting. [HL2845]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The chairman of the Council of the National Army Museum isex officio, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence. The present Under-Secretary has not yet chaired a meeting of council. The last occasion on which the council was chaired by its ex officio chairman was on 20 March 1991. It is customary for council meetings to be chaired by the Deputy Chairman, currently General Sir John Waters. However, the ex officio chairman receives all papers connected with council and is briefed by his officials on museum business.