HC Deb 21 April 1999 vol 329 c578W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the benefits of the United Kingdom becoming a member of the World Tourism Organisation. [81401]

Janet Anderson

My Department consulted other relevant Government Departments and the British Tourist Authority last year about the advantages of joining the World Tourism Organisation. We concluded that UK membership would not represent best use of the money available to support tourism.