§ Mr. Robert Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what consideration he has given to the section of the annual report of the British Tourist 32W Authority submitted to him showing its ownership of freehold premises such as that in Buenos Aires; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Meacher
These premises are the only freehold property in this country or overseas owned by the British Tourist Authority. They are one of the BTA's two offices in South America and were purchased in 1974, when the lease was being terminated, in circumstances which made the acquisition of the freehold the most economic proposition.