Tourist Trade (Hotels)

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd July 1959.

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Photo of Mr Alan Green Mr Alan Green , Preston South 12:00 am, 23rd July 1959

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is satisfied that there is sufficient hotel accommodation in London and the provinces to cater for Great Britain's growing tourist trade; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

No, Sir; we could do with more good class hotels and I am anxious to see them provided, as the tourist trade is a great earner of foreign exchange.

Photo of Mr Alan Green Mr Alan Green , Preston South

Whilst appreciating the difficulties of satisfying a fluctuating demand of this kind, can my right hon. Friend say whether he needs, or can be helped to have, further facilities for encouraging the erection of good class hotels for this trade? Has he anything in mind?

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

That is a different question, which I cannot answer.