HC Deb 21 November 1977 vol 939 c474W
27. Mr. John H. Osborn

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will have discussions with the British Hotels, Restaurants and Caterers Association to establish a code with regard to service charges, so that both management, staff and guests can understand the purpose of a tip, understand when a tip is expected and when service is included, including a charge for staff.

Mr. Meacher

I understand that BHRCA recommend to its members that service charges be included in the tariff. This is a principle embodied in the Government's voluntary code of booking practice and foreshadows part of the statutory order on price notification to be laid before the House shortly.