Holiday Accommodation - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:53 pm on 19th March 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Doocey Baroness Doocey Chair, Finance Committee (Lords) 2:53 pm, 19th March 2019

I thank the Minister for that Answer. However, it is not mandatory for hotels and guest houses in England to display food hygiene ratings. Even some five-star hotels choose not to display them, because they have either had a very poor rating or, in some cases, failed the hygiene inspection. Will the Government make it a legal requirement—as it already is in Northern Ireland and Wales—for food hygiene ratings to be displayed prominently in order to drive up standards and, crucially, to enable informed consumer choice?