HC Deb 18 June 1969 vol 785 c472
38. Mr. Milne

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now announce the date on which he will introduce the registration of hotels in Great Britain; and if he will make a statement.

The Minister of State, Board of Trade (Mr. William Rodgers)

The Development of Tourism Bill now before the House contains enabling powers for the registration of tourist accommodation, and the tourist boards for which it also provides will no doubt consider the question in due course and make recommendations.

Mr. Milne

Will my hon. Friend take steps to put this legislation into operation as early as possible, in view of the emphasis laid by his right hon. Friend on the importance of tourism?

Mr. Rodgers

I hope that the further stages of this important Bill will be completed quickly. We shall then set up the boards, but we must allow them an opportunity to consider these proposals and suggest to us what they would like to see done.