§ 71. Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what assistance has been given by his Department to popularising British winter resorts as against foreign winter resorts, in view of the need for keeping British funds at home?
§ Major COLVILLE (Secretary, Overseas Trade Department)
It is not the function of the Department of Overseas Trade to assist in popularising in this country United Kingdom winter resorts, which, as my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, have powers themselves to raise funds for this purpose. The Department of Overseas Trade, however, co-operates with the Travel Association of Great Britain and Ireland in advertising abroad our resorts with the object of bringing more visitors from overseas to this country.
§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
Would not the first thing to be done to popularise all our resorts be to abolish the last traces of "D.O.R.A."?
§ Mr. ARTHUR MICHAEL SAMUEL
Have the Travel Association taken any steps yet to grade the hotels in this country which are now seeking to popularise winter resorts here?