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Lords debates UK tourism

25 June 2021

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The House of Lords debated the need to promote tourism in the UK on Thursday 24 June. 


Baroness Doocey (Liberal Democrat), former Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Sport, Tourism and Culture Participation, put forward the debate. 

Promoting UK tourism

Members debated the need to promote tourism in the UK. 

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns. 

Members speaking

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative), House of Lords Government Whip, responded on behalf of the government. 

Members speaking included: 

  • Lord Bilimoria (Crossbench), President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
  • Lord McLoughlin (Conservative), Chair of the British Tourist Authority
  • Viscount Thurso (Liberal Democrat), Chair of VisitScotland
  • Baroness Quin (Labour), President of Northumberland National Park Foundation and Chair of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums Board, made her veladictory speech.

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Watch and read the debate 

Catch up on Parliament TV or read a transcript in Lords Hansard

Explore background information

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Libary briefing

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