HC Deb 04 April 2001 vol 366 c225W
9. Mr. Peter Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Secretary with regard to tourism in Wales. [155500]

Mr. Hanson

My right hon. Friend has regular discussions with the First Minister. In light of the current situation with foot and mouth disease, tourism has of course figured prominently in their discussions.

I represent the Wales Office on the Government's rural taskforce, a body on which the Assembly is also represented. As a result of the work of this taskforce, several initiatives have been announced to assist tourism and rural industries more generally where they have been affected by foot and mouth disease.

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