Tourist Traffic.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 14th July 1931.

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Lieut.-Colonel MOORE:

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asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether any statistics of the tourist-traffic to Scotland are available; and, if not, whether he will arrange for such statistics to be kept in view of the desirability of increasing such traffic?

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE:

Can the right hon. Gentleman say, roughly, is there any falling off compared with the corresponding six months of last year?

Mr. ADAMSON:

I think the hon. and gallant Member had better wait to see the figures.

Photo of Mr David Kirkwood Mr David Kirkwood , Dumbarton District of Burghs

Will the Secretary of State tell us whether the fish landed were red herring?

Following is the statement:

Photo of Mr Walter Smith Mr Walter Smith , Norwich

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. After making inquiries, my hon. Friend considers that it would be impracticable to adopt the hon. and gallant Member's suggestion.

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE:

How is it possible to know what success is attending present efforts, and whether it may be necessary to extend them, unless some statistics are obtained to show what has happened?

Photo of Mr Walter Smith Mr Walter Smith , Norwich

It may be very desirable to have such statistics, but it is difficult to obtain them.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

How will the hon. Member know whether the Government plans announced some time ago to increase the number of tourists have been a success or not unless something is done in this direction?

Photo of Mr John McShane Mr John McShane , Walsall

What steps are taken to protect tourists in Scotland?