Brexit: Museums and Galleries - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke Labour 2:46 pm, 4th March 2019

My Lords, further to the point about the disincentive for people coming to the United Kingdom to work in the industry, whether in galleries, museums or the hospitality sector, £1 spent in a remote community can generate a further £7. However, that requires people to be available to work in hotels, shops and galleries. There is a clear disincentive for them to come. It is six weeks until Easter and the hospitality industry is gearing up for the next season, but it is already saying that it is unable to recruit the young people who make up the backbone of the industry. What will the Government do about that, especially if there is the supposed 3.3% increase in inbound tourism? People will not come back if they do not get good service.