HC Deb 05 February 1997 vol 289 c626W
35. Mr. Jamieson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the progress being made in implementing the Activity Centres (Young Persons' Safety) Act 1995 in Scotland. [12917]

Mr. Raymond S. Robertson

During the transitional period for inspecting and licensing existing providers, 106 Scottish operators have registered with Tourism Quality Services, the licensing authority. Tourism Quality Services has inspected 13 centres and the first licences will be issued during February. Tourism Quality Services is on course to complete its inspections and to grant or refuse licences by 1 October 1997, the date defined in the regulations by which registered operators must be licensed.