§ Mr. Denis Murphy
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress is being made to extend the law in relation to a cooling off period to protect consumers who(a) purchase holidays and (b) join a holiday club following a high pressure intensive sales presentation. 
§ Dr. Howells
As announced in our White Paper "Modern Markets: Confident Consumers", the Government plan to review aspects of timeshare legislation and whether it needs updating. Among the issues to be reviewed will be holiday/vacation club schemes. However, my Department has received no representations for a cooling off period for consumers generally purchasing holidays and we have no plans to introduce one. We will be consulting on our timeshare proposals shortly.