HC Deb 10 November 1976 vol 919 c196W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what effect he anticipates devolution will have upon the present integrated promotion of Great Britain overseas by the British Tourist Authority; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Meacher

As the Command Papers on Devolution to Scotland and Wales (Command 6348 and 6585) indicate, it is proposed that although tourism should be devolved to the Welsh and Scottish administrations the British Tourist Authority should continue to be financed by the Government in recognition of the fact that in the face of international competition there are clear advantages in a combined marketing programme overseas for the United Kingdom's tourism trade.