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 Lord Harris of Haringey Lord Harris of Haringey Labour 2:53 pm, 19th March 2019

My Lords, I may have misread the Question, because I thought it was about the transparency of the costs of holiday accommodation—although we have covered many other interesting points. But can the Minister tell the House what the Government plan to do about search engines such as Google which have a mechanism for ensuring that it is not always immediately transparent whether they are displaying those offers where they get a rake-off—or are paid for advertising—high up their list? More particularly, what will the Government do about biases in their listings of the prices of particular holiday accommodation? I refer to my interests in the register.