§ 72. Mr. Wright
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to improve tourist opportunities in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, in view of the continuation next year of the restrictions on the travel allowance for foreign travel for British subjects.
§ Mr. Ross
I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the Answer I gave on 29th November to the hon. Member for Moray and Nairn (Mr. G. Campbell). In addition, the Highlands and Islands Development Board has offered more than £700,000 in grants and loans for tourist projects in the last two years, and the Board has set up a tourism section which, working in close co-operation with the Scottish Tourist Board, has already in hand a number of measures designed to attract business and to improve accommodation and other facilities.—[Vol. 755, c.108–9.]