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Tourist Accommodation (Registration)

Volume 934: debated on Wednesday 29 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what proportion of the total stock of available bedroom accommodation in hotels and guest houses he estimates is registered under the voluntary registration schemes currently being operated by the various statutory tourist boards.

Precise comparisons of the voluntary registration schemes with other statistics of such bedroom accommodation are not possible, but it seems likely that they cover about half of the stock.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade in which other EEC countries there is in operation a compulsory system of registration of all accommodation where rooms are offered to the general public in hotels or guest houses.

The information is not readily available. I am arranging for it to be collected and I will then write to the hon. Member.