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Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 10:35 am on 15th May 1987.

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Photo of Mr Andrew Rowe Mr Andrew Rowe , Kent Mid 10:35 am, 15th May 1987

Do not such people show a lamentable understanding of history? In the middle ages, a substantial number of the most influential and important towns in Europe were based almost entirely on the tourist trade, although they were then, on the whole, called pilgrimages. All sorts of substantial economies whose prosperity has continued were founded on a tourist trade.