HC Deb 09 December 1965 vol 722 cc578-9
7. Mr. T. W. Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the future of the tourist industry in Wales.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

The Welsh Tourist and Holiday Association is engaged on a three-year research programme made possible by a substantial Government grant. My right hon. Friend is convinced that this industry has a great potential in Wales. I should like to take this opportunity of paying a warm tribute to Dr. Huw T. Edwards, who has just retired from the chairmanship of the Association, and to welcome his successor, Mr. D. J. Davies, of Cardiff.

Mr. Jones

I thank my hon. Friend for that most satisfactory statement which will, I am sure, please everyone in the Principality. May I be allowed to join with him in congratulating Dr. H. T. Edwards on the good work performed by him and wish him well on his retirement from the chair?