§ Nick Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what efforts her Department(a) has made and (b) is planning to put into effect to assist the English tourist industry to deal with the effects of the introduction of the euro. 
§ Dr. Howells
The British Tourist Authority (BTA), working with the UK's tourism industry, issued guidance entitled "The Euro and your Business". The guide contains information on the euro, a checklist of action points and advice on authenticating banknotes.
The leaflet was revised in November as "The euro—A guide for small tourism businesses". Copies are available from the BTA and it is published on their website www.tourismtrade.org.uk/home.htm. Further guidance will be issued if we find it is needed.