§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the short-term and long-term policies, respectively, of the hotel classification scheme of the Wales Tourist Board.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The present scheme has been operational for just over a year and the public will experience it for the first time in the 1987 holiday brochures. In the short term, the Wales Tourist Board does not intend to make any significant changes to the scheme. In the longer term, it is the board's objective to effect a general raising of the thresholds for achieving particular classification ratings and through the introduction of a qualitative grading scheme.