§ 69. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will specify the nature and number of representations he has received from Scottish hotel keepers against the recent Budget proposals; and what action he plans to 206W take to assist the tourist industry in Scotland.
§ Mr. Ross
I have received five representations from hotel and tourist associations about the exclusion of certain areas from Schedule 17 of the Finance Bill.
As regards the Government's plans to assist the tourist industry in Scotland I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the Answer given by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to my hon. Friend the Member for Faversham (Mr. Boston) on 9th February, and the Answer given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade to my hon. Friend the Member for Caithness and Sutherland (Mr. Maclennan) on 20th March.—[Vol. 758, c. 245; Vol. 761, c. 103.]