Tourism — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 30th January 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke Labour 3:15 pm, 30th January 2013

My Lords, given the previous question, I should declare an interest as a director of VisitBritain. Does the Minister agree that the great opportunities that exist for British tourism on the back of the excellent images of Britain through the Olympics and Paralympics will be limited if people have difficulty getting into Britain? It is not just a visa issue, it is also an issue about aviation policy and the negative publicity that British airports have had over the past few weeks. What action are the Government taking in the short term to help alleviate these difficulties for people coming into Britain?