HL Deb 22 March 2001 vol 623 cc179-80WA
Lord Harrison

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How they respond to the recommendations of the British Tourism Authority's report, First Impressions, a survey of the services and facilities at Britain's main ports-of-entry. [HL1177]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The Government welcomes theFirst Impressions report and would like to see as much of it implemented as possible.

The Minister for Tourism, Film and Broadcasting, Janet Anderson, has set up a working group of industry representatives and government officials to determine the priorities and responsibilities for encouraging the implementation of the report's recommendations.

The group, whose first meeting took place on 7 March, is chaired by Veronica Palmer, a board member of the British Tourist Authority and Director-General of the Confederation of Passenger Transport.