§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if he will ensure widespread consultation about the conclusions reached in Her Majesty's Government's review of the tourist industry and in particular with local authorities whose areas contain airports;
(2) if he will initiate discussions with the north of England regional consortium about his proposals for the future of the tourist industry;
(3) whether he will make a statement on the progress of the Government's review of the tourist industry and on the relative priorities to be given to the tourist needs of London and other regions.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
The review of tourism policy provided an opportunity for widespread consultations with interested authorities and organisations. Many presented their views including the north of England regional consortium, the Greater Manchester council and Manchester city council. It is not my intention to hold further consultations, as that stage of the review has been completed, but I shall be studying the evidence received carefully before reaching any conclusions on the future structure and emphasis of Government support to tourism. I hope to make an announcement before the summer recess.
§ Mr. Montgomery
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek to meet the north of England regional consortium to discuss the future of the tourist industry.