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Volume 87: debated on Tuesday 26 November 1985

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asked the Paymaster General what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to develop the tourism industry in their area.

We have drawn attention to the important role of local authorities in fostering tourism in our recent report "Pleasure Leisure and Jobs—The Business of Tourism". We have circulated copies of this report to all local authorities and asked them to consider whether they could be doing more, through their existing powers and resources, to encourage the development of tourism and reap its benefits.