§ Mr. Simon Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on the progress of his study of budget accommodation.
§ Mr. Dorrell
My Department is drawing up plans for a benchmarking initiative, the objective of which is to help accommodation providers to raise both profitability and standards of service. We are working in close co-operation with the Confederation of British Industry on this project. The first step will be to discuss the outline plans with a number of industry representatives, following which I hope to be able to make an early announcement of the full details, including the timetable and methodology.