Tourism

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1972.

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Photo of Sir Sydney Chapman Sir Sydney Chapman , Birmingham Handsworth 12:00 am, 7th February 1972

I welcome and recognise the dramatic increase that there has been in the number of overseas visitors to this country, but is my right hon. Friend satisfied with the liaison between his Department and other Departments, particularly the Department of the Environment, about the very real problems? At present too many people want to visit too few places on too few occasions. Does not my right hon. Friend think that as much money as is expended on encouraging people to come to this country should extol the virtues of bases outside the obvious meeting grounds of London, Stratford, Edinburgh Castle and Coventry Cathedral?