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Content published before December 2016

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on tourism. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
29.06.2016Tourism: statistics and policy
Visitors to and from the UK, domestic tourism, tourism policy in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
10.03.2016British Summer Time
For a number of years there have been calls to change clock times in the UK, so that more daylight would be experienced in the evenings rather than mornings throughout the year. The issue continues to be regularly raised in Parliament. This Briefing Paper provides an overview of the pros and cons of British Summer Time and proposals for further changes to clock times. It also summarises recent legislative attempts to change clock times in the UK.
10.03.2015VAT on tourism
This note looks at the campaign for the UK to introduce a lower rate of VAT on hotel accommodation and visitor attractions, to encourage tourism, and the Goverment's position on this proposal.
11.01.2012Daylight Saving Bill: Committee Stage Report
This is a report on the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Daylight Saving Bill.
17.03.2000Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (Bill 78 of 1999/2000)
Countryside and Rights of Way Bill (Bill 78 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/31.

Lords Library Notes

DateDescription
22.04.2016Rural Economy: Key Statistics and Recent Developments
This Lords Library briefing provides key statistics on the rural economy and a summary recent developments.
06.11.2012Debate on 8 November: Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy
This Library Note explores the impact of the London 2012 Olympics on the UK economy, regeneration, sport and the broader cultural effects of hosting the Games.

Select Committee Reports

DateDescription
18.03.2010Tourism in the North East.
North East Select Committee report [Commons]

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
08.02.2012UK BED AND BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION
That this House congratulates the Lake District's Riverside Bed and Breakfast in Ambleside for its fantastic achievement of being voted the third best bed and breakfast in the World ...
16.01.2012WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE'S WORLD TRAVEL AWARD RECOGNITION
That this House congratulates Welcome to Yorkshire, the official organisation for attracting visitors to Yorkshire, on winning the prestigious World Travel Award for the World's Leading ...
06.12.2011SUPPORT FOR THE UK AMUSEMENT SECTOR AND TOURISM INDUSTRY
That this House recognises the importance of tourism to the UK economy and in particular the part played by the amusement industry, which supports thousands of jobs in seaside towns; ...
23.11.2011TOUR BUSES FOR THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES
That this House believes the London 2012 Olympic Games should be a showcase for Britishinnovation and manufacturing; notes that to date London Big Bus Tours' buses have been assembled ...
07.11.2011OLDEST HOMO SAPIENS REMAINS IN THE UK
That this House notes the carbondating of human remains found in Kent's Cavern, Torquay, indicate the area was attracting visitors between 41,000 and 44,000 years ago; further notes ...

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses