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Seaside Resorts (Advertising, Llandudno)

Volume 388: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the efforts of the Llandudno Publicity Committee to attract visitors to the town; and whether, having regard to the Minister's appeals to the public to avoid unnecessary travel, he proposes to take any action on the matter?

Yes, Sir, I have seen references to this matter in the Press. As I said in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for the Moss-side Division of Manchester (Mr. Rostron Duckworth) on 31st March, I deprecate any campaign the effect of which is to induce additional travel. I have no power to forbid the Llandudno Publicity Committee to spend money on advertising, but I confidently hope that they will be guided in their action by the knowledge that our passenger train services are severely strained, and a sense of duty to the nation in the present emergency.

Would it save trouble if the hon. Gentleman advertised the fact that Llandudno is the place where Surtax is collected?