HC Deb 02 November 1999 vol 337 c150W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to encourage the extension of the new accommodation rating system to the whole of the UK. [95905]

Janet Anderson

My immediate priority is to ensure that the new system in England is successful in raising quality standards and meeting consumer expectations. However, we are approaching the Scottish and Welsh Administrations following the report of the Scottish Affairs Committee to look again together at our respective schemes, the differences between them and the scope for arriving at common standards.

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