HC Deb 24 June 1997 vol 296 c422W
Mrs. Anne Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what progress he has made to rationalise accommodation grading schemes throughout the United Kingdom. [3092]

Mr. Tom Clarke

[holding answer 23 June 1997]So far as England is concerned, 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.

Responsibility for accommodation rating schemes in Scotland and Wales rests with my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for those countries.

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