§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to discuss with the First Secretary the prospects of the tourist industry in Wales; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
I meet the First Secretary regularly and we discuss a range of issues. I am very aware of the importance of the tourist industry to the Welsh economy and was pleased to note that the National Assembly's Economic Development Committee recently endorsed the new tourism strategy of the Wales Tourist Board.