§ Shona McIsaac
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has to introduce a national scheme for the grading of guest houses and hotels. 
§ Mr. Tom Clarke
The AA, RAC and ETB announced in February plans for a new harmonised scheme which for the first time would give a single rating for hotels according to both the quality of their service and the facilities they offer. They will be consulting the industry on the details of this and on a scheme covering non-hotel serviced accommodation, such as guest-houses, B&Bs, farmhouses and inns.