HC Deb 19 December 1984 vol 70 c247W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any plans to seek to establish a tourist authority for Merseyside; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

Merseyside is already covered by the North-West Tourist Board which is one of the 12 regional tourist boards fostered and partially financed by the English Tourist Board. The establishment of local tourist groups is a matter for local interests.