HC Deb 12 July 1979 vol 970 cc277-8W
Mr. Adley

asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Departments of Trade, Energy and Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs concerning the dissemination of accurate information about availability of fuel to visitors from overseas: or to British tourists travelling within the United Kingdom; and if she will ensure that further damage to the tourist industry can be avoided, by mobilising all Government Departments to correct rumours about a future crisis.

The Prime Minister

The petrol supply situation has eased considerably in recent weeks, and, provided that all motorists continue to make reasonable economies in their use of fuel, there is no reason to expect that tourists will face undue difficulties in obtaining supplies. There is no need therefore for holiday plans to be altered, and in particular we shall continue to welcome overseas visitors.

The English, Scottish and Welsh tourist boards have made special arrangements to deal with inquiries and to provide advice on the supply position. The British Tourist Authority has put in a considerable publicity effort abroad in order to reassure prospective overseas visitors.

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