HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 cc63-4W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) if he remains satisfied with the activities of the British Tourist Authority; and, if not, why not;

(2) in what way he believes that the changes to the constitution of the British Tourist Authority, as proposed in the

Duty-Free Quota Levels United Kingdom Apparent Consumption
'000s Tonnes (1974=100) '000s Tonnes (1974=100)
1974 1,207.5 100.0 6,375 100.0
1975 1,321.8 109.5 4,669 73.0
1976 1,344.5 111.3 5,433 85.0
1977 1,366.1 113.1 5,760 90.0

NoteThe figures for apparent consumption exclude newsprint which is the subject of a separate Community duty-free quota from all sources.

The agreed duty-free quota tonnage for 1978 is 1,386,610 tonnes. No estimates of United Kingdom apparent consumption of paper and board are available for 1978.

Scotland Bill, will improve the marketing and managerial work of that body;

(3) what precise skill, knowledge or experience will be required of the new appointees to the board of the British Tourist Authority if the proposals contained in the Scotland Bill which affect the British Tourist Authority are implemented.

Mr. Meacher

I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

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