To ask the Secretary of State for Wales representations he has received concerning the development of gites type tourist facilities in rural Wales; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend has received no such representations. The Wales tourist board's "Hafod" promotion of high-quality self-catering accommodation in rural areas forms part of the board's overall rural marketing strategy, but cannot be directly compared to gites type accommodation, which is of more variable quality.
The Wales tourist board examined the possibility of creating a gites type system for Wales in 1982, but concluded that the general standards of accommodation would be unlikely to reach an acceptable level.