Travel Trade

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th July 1973.

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Photo of Mr Hugh Dykes Mr Hugh Dykes , Harrow East 12:00 am, 9th July 1973

Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that that answer might be regarded as a little complacent, which is extremely uncharacteristic of him? The situation is urgent. Does he agree that many thousands of holidaymakers are seriously disadvantaged and are in considerable difficulty as a result of the exchange crisis, but that there are also less immediate problems, such as the premature cancellation of holidays? Does he not feel that it is time to have more fundamental discussions with the industry in advance of the Director General's appointment?