§ 67. Sir G. de Freitas
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is aware of the harm to the environment caused by the concentration of tourists in certain centres such as London; and what action he proposes to take.
§ 71. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration has been given to the effect of mass tourism on the environment; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Graham Page
I recognise that too many visitors in a small area may cause serious difficulty by overloading the available facilities and creating parking and traffic problems. The particular problems are much in the mind of the local authorities concerned, but part of the answer must be to encourage the taking of holidays away from peak periods and areas of congestion.