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Tourism (London)

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Paymaster General what is his policy towards the level of hotel provision in London in the light of the report "Tourism in London: Resident Opinion Survey", by the London Tourist Board and Convention Bureau, a copy of which has been forwarded to him.

The Government recognise that hotel capacity in London needs to increase if the United Kingdom is to continue to benefit fully from the growth in world tourism predicted over the next few years. A large number of respondents to the resident opinion survey agreed that tourism made a positive contribution to amenities and employment in London and that there was a need to cater effectively for the requirements of visitors. The survey's findings are being taken into account by the London tourism forum which is currently co-ordinating a tourism strategy for London.