HC Deb 11 December 1968 vol 775 c137W
86. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the President of the Board of Trade, why hotel and restaurant interests were not consulted before the preparation and pubication of the Government's proposals for developing the British tourist trade; and whether he will withdraw the proposed scheme and draw up an alternative one after consultation with the interests concerned.

Mr. William Rodgers

The Government's proposals for hotel development incentives and registration were published in May (Cmnd. 3633) and organisations representing hotel and restaurant interests have since been consulted on them.

The proposals for a statutory tourist organisation were discussed with the British Travel Association, whose members include such interests, before my right hon. Friend's announcement of 13th November and it is still open to any organisation to give its views to the Board of Trade.—[Vol. 773, c. 407–16.]