§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of tourist signposting in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Progress with introducing the new white on brown tourist signs in England has generally been good. Signs have been approved for over 2,500 attractions. Many of these signs have now been erected. We expect even more signs will be in place before next summer's tourist season. We are continuing to encourage local authorities where progress has not been as good as elsewhere. Signing in other parts of the United Kingdom is the responsibility of the Secretaries of State for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.