HL Deb 09 May 2001 vol 625 c205WA
Lord Harrison

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether accessibility standards have been finalised for tourist accommodation businesses, as proposed by the timetable set out in the English Tourism Council's consultation document entitled the National Accessibility Scheme, published in 2000.[HL2084]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

I understand from the English Tourism Council (ETC) that the results of its consultation are currently being analysed and that it is on schedule to meet its published date of mid 2001. However, the National Accessible Scheme is a uniform standard across the United Kingdom and the ETC are also awaiting the results from the Scottish, Wales and Northern Ireland Tourist Boards consultations.

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