HC Deb 07 June 1972 vol 838 c428
3. Mr. Adley

asked the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications if he will now, in view of the proposal made to him by the English Tourist Board, issue a general direction to the Post Office Corporation to enable hotel registration to take place through the Post Office; and if he will make a statement.

Sir J. Eden

As he indicated in replying to a Question on 5th June, my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry is at present considering proposals from the English Tourist Board for the registration of hotel accommodation. If the proposals are approved, the possible use of Post Office facilities would be a matter for settlement between the board and the Post Office.—[Vol. 838, c. 8.]

Mr. Adley

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for his reply. Will he do his best speedily to implement the proposals, particularly of course in view of his own constituency interest in the development of tourism?

Sir J. Eden

We must first await the consideration by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry of the proposals themselves.